The majority of our 1,700+ volunteers are the dedicated 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 the Trail Conference.
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.
Provide a well-maintained trail to give the public a pleasant and safe hiking experience.