Trail Maintainer | Catskill Mountains - Catskill Interpretive Center

Follow a scenic cascade through a valley or a rugged trail to mountain views - get involved and join the Trail Conference volunteers and member clubs who maintain over 200 miles of trails in the Catskill Park and the neighboring Catskill Mountains region.  


 

Trail Conference volunteers are outdoor-loving people who want to make a difference. People just like you!

The majority of our 1,700+ volunteers are Trail Maintainers. Each Trail Maintainer "adopts" a section of trail to ensure the best possible experience for fellow users. Responsibilities include keeping the trail clear, making sure it's well-marked, and reporting major issues. Each Maintainer is expected to hike and care for their adopted trail at least twice a year and report their efforts back to their volunteer supervisor. .

No experience is necessary. Training is provided through our Introduction to Trail Maintenance workshops or with the experienced volunteer who serves as the Trail Supervisor in your region.

A full description of a Trail Maintainer's duties can be found here.

Benefits: 

Provide a well-maintained trail to give the public a pleasant and safe hiking experience.

Time Commitment: 
One to several hours, depending on trail section and number of visits to trail.
Location: 
Catskill Mountains - Catskill Interpretive Center

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