West Jersey Trail Crew

West Jersey Trail Crew
Northwest Jersey

Meeting Place:

The West Jersey Trail Crew works in several Northwest New Jersey parks. We meet at various locations and trailheads depending on our projects.

Work Days:



The Crew works Spring (mid-April through end of June) and Fall (early September through mid-November) schedules.

About the Crew

The West Jersey Trail Crew, active since 2000, does all aspects of trail work in western New Jersey's parks and forests.  The Crew's work includes restoring trails that have been damaged by overuse, remediating erosion with water bars and check dams, constructing bridges, installing stepping stone stream crossings, building stone retaining walls, installing rock (or timber) steps to support steep trails, and our favorite-building a completely new section of trail.

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer with the West Jersey Crew, please email [email protected].

Where We Work

We work on projects in parks in Northwest New Jersey:

  • High Point State Park
  • Stokes State Forest
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Worthington State Forest
  • Jenny Jump State Park
  • Appalachian Trail (regionally)
  • Swartswood State Park
  • Wawayanda State Park


  • All are welcome (under 18 need permissions), no matter what your experience at trail work is. We will be happy to teach you - all we ask is that you come ready to work hard, get dirty and have a great time with some really great people.
  • We supply all the tools, you bring your lunch, water, gloves, hard hat and weather-appropriate clothing. We will send an email notification to everybody early in the week of a work trip, detailing the what-where-when details.

Upcoming Work Trips

West Jersey Trail Crew - Appalachian Trail in New Jersey
June 8, 2023
08:30 am
West Jersey Trail Crew - Norvin Green State Forest
June 17, 2023
08:00 am
West Jersey Trail Crew - Norvin Green State Forest
June 24, 2023
08:00 am


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