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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

August 20, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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Volunteer will help with coastal trail projects in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Projects will include repairing trail tread and drainage systems, re-grading trails, cutting back encroaching vegetation along trail corridors, hauling heavy materials, and maintaining and reconstructing trail features such as staircases, fences, and boardwalks.


National Park Service




Day hiking up to 3 miles each day

Project Rating


Minimum Volunteer Age


Maximum Group Size


Area and Attractions

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area consists of a network of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and stretches 70 miles north and south of the Golden Gate Bridge along the Pacific Ocean. The Parks include ancient redwoods, historic landmarks, miles of trails, rocky shorelines, rare and endangered species, lush coastal wilderness, and breathtaking vistas. Staying at the California Alpine Club is a great opportunity to explore a spectacular section of the San Francisco Bay Area and California coast. A short drive away (10 minutes) or longer hike (1.5mi; about 45 minutes) and you’ll be at the iconic Muir Woods National Monument (reservations required if driving in). The infamous Pelican Inn, a traditional English-style Tudor Inn, is about a 15 minute drive from the Alpine Club. Also nearby is the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, a lovely place to walk around and enjoy the gardens, and on Sundays they offer public programs and sell homemade, delicious bread!

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will stay in The California Alpine Club in Marin County, CA. Single and a few queen beds are provided, and volunteers must bring their own sheets OR sleeping bag, a pillow case, and personal items. An industrial sized kitchen is available for use, with the expectation that guests clean after each meal. All group cooking gear is provided for the participants, including utensils, plates, mugs, bowls, cookware, industrial sized coffee maker, as well as cleaning supplies such as sponges, soap, large sinks, towels, bleach, and hand sanitizer. Large sized refrigerators are available to use. The lodge boasts access to many trails, the occasional early morning bobcat, red-tail hawk, and turkey sightings. Volunteers will be staying in the Tam Building. *Members of the Alpine Club are free to use the common areas of the Lodge as they please, so AHS participants will possibly be sharing the main living spaces with Alpine Club members if they choose to use the space during the week that AHS participants are there*


Airport pickup provided from San Francisco International Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.


Golden Gate National Recreation Area
730 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley, California 94941 United States