Bear Mountain Trail Crew

Bear Mountain Trail Crew
West Hudson
AmeriCorps volunteers build cribwall

Work Days:











June through mid-October; Every Thursday - Monday

About the Crew

The Bear Mountain Trail Crew is working on the award-winning relocation and restoration effort of the Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain State Park. This project involves building 5-foot-wide stone stairs all the way up to the top of Bear Mountain—but don't be intimidated by the scale of this project!  Over the last 10 years, people of all ages and walks of life have worked together on this crew building over 1,000 stone stairs. 

The crew will be at work five days a week, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. If you enjoy working outdoors and learning new skills, the Bear Mountain Trail Crew is eager to meet you out on the trail!

Work trips are led by Trail Conference's on-staff field managers and Conservation Corps members.

Where We Work

The crew will be working on finishing the reroute of the Appalachian Trail to the top of Bear Mountain in Bear Mountain State Park. The worksite offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline. 


No experience necessary.

We provide onsite training each worktrip.  

Looking to learn a specific skill?  Check out our Trail U Workshop schedule for specialized courses being offered near you.

Learn More

Register to Join Us!

You can join our Conservation Corps Crews every Thursday-Monday from 8:30-5:00, through mid-October. Feel free to come out for the whole day or just a few hours – every bit helps make a huge difference. Please register online so the crew will have safety gear and equipment for you; events go live for registration about a week in advance.   

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Upcoming Work Trips

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Stone arch bridge over Seely Brook in Goosepond Mountain State Park. Photo by Marty Costello.
Long Distance Trails Crew Completes Stone Arch Bridge

The repaired stone arch bridge over Seely Brook greatly improves safety and trail experiences in