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Gulf Islands National Seashore

February 25 - March 3
Gulf Islands National Seashore, 1400 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561 United States
$195 - $330 1 ticket left

Repair and rehabilitation of trails, bridges, waysides, benches and other components associated with trail maintenance. The Florida Scenic Trail spans Florida from the Everglades in the South and ends at Fort Pickens in the North West. Meet the Crew Leader for this trip.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park

March 4 - March 10
Black Rock Mountain State Park, 3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway, Mountain City, Georgia 30562 United States
$195 - $330 1 ticket left

Georgia's Highest State Park is proud to offer an incredible trail maintenance opportunity on the James E. Edmonds Trail. This 7.2 mile trail will be the primary focus and the crew will help park staff with tread work, bridge rehab, stream crossings and blazing. From the dense rhododendron thickets, to inspiring vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and relaxing waterfalls, this trail has something special to offer individuals up for the challenge! Volunteers will use a variety of tools…

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Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail

March 11 - March 17
Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail, 7100 Coalinga Rd, Paicines, California 95043 United States
$195 - $330 8 spots available

Coalinga Mineral Springs National Recreation Trail was in a burn area from the Mineral Fire in 2016. The fire caused some destabilization to the slopes and subsequently damaged some sections of the trail. The trail needs repairs to several slide areas and tread work over the length of the trail. The trail work will involve use of Pulaski's, McLeod's, shovels and loppers. It is approximately a 2 3/4 mile hike to the summit of Kreyenhagen peak, which has outstanding views…

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Natchez Trace State Park

March 11 - March 17
Natchez Trace State Park, 24845 Natchez Trace Rd, Wildersville, Tennessee 38388 United States
$195 - $330 Sold out

This project will focus on re-routing a section of the 40 Mile Red Leaves Backpacking Trail, within the 48,000 acre Natchez Trace State Park and Forest. Volunteers will learn about sustainable trail design, trail maintenance, and hone their trailbuilding skills utilizing various tools including Pulaskis and Mcleouds. The new trail segment will be built near the scenic 58 acre Cub Creek Lake. Trailbuilding each day will be moderate with hikes of less that one mile to the work site. Volunteers…

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area

March 18 - March 24
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, 600 State Road 707, Jupiter, Florida 33469 United States
$195 - $330 Sold out

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area is the BLM's most easterly unit of the National Conservation Lands. The site, known for its namesake lighthouse, was designated by congress in 2008 for the protection and enhancement of various resources - including recreation. The 120-acre site is located in the highly urbanized south Florida atlantic coastline, just 1/4 mile from the Atlantic Ocean. The site itself is visited by over 100,000 people each year to engage in everything from fishing to…

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Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

March 18 - March 24
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeevill, South Carolina 29927 United States
$195 - $330 Sold out

Tupelo Trail, a 3.3 mile trail at Savannah NWR in Hardeeville, SC, was damaged during Hurricane Irma. Combined with damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the trail has been under repair for over a year. While trees have been cleared, and most of the trail marked, staff needs assistance with building and installing simple bridges over areas of water, and improving or extending existing boardwalks and trails. Work will include clearly delineating the path through the woods, marking trails (paint…

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Los Padres National Forest

April 1 - April 7
Los Padres National Forest, 3505 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, California 93105 United States
$195 - $330 15 spots available

The trails of Los Padres National Forest need your help after the devastation of recent wildfires! The Thomas Fire burned across Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for over 30 days from December 2017 into January 2018. It was the largest wildfire in California history covering over 275,000 acres. Included in the lost acreage was 125 miles of trails. Volunteers will spend the week repairing damage caused by these fires. Work will include brushing and treadwork. The exact project location and…

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Tejon Conservancy

April 15 - April 21
Tejon Conservancy, 1037 Bear Trap Road, Lebec, California 93243 United States
$195 - $330 9 spots available

At the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada in California, Tejon Conservancy manages the conservation easement for 90% of Tejon Ranch. Thirty-six miles of Pacific Crest Trail are planned for reroute from the desert floor to the 6,800′ forested mountaintops of the ranch. While the main PCT reroute is still several years away, there is need for completing adjacent amenities,  access, and stewardship projects in anticipation of the new trail, including creating a primitive campground. Our work will use hand…

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Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail

April 22 - April 28
Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail, 225 Tranquility Lane, Pikeville, Tennessee 37367 United States
$195 - $330 Sold out

The Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail (CTSST) is a backcountry hiking trail that extends from a northern terminus at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park across eleven Tennessee counties along the Cumberland Plateau, to a southern terminus at Signal Point, part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Of 322+ planned miles of trail, over 215 miles are currently open for public use. When complete, the trail will connect three national Parks, three Tennessee State Parks, five…

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Santa Fe National Forest, Dome Wilderness

April 22 - April 28
Santa Fe National Forest, Dome Wilderness, 051 Woodsy Lane, Jemez Springs, New Mexico 87025 United States
$195 - $330 4 spots available

Volunteers will spend the week working on maintenance on the Capulin Trail. Project will begin 1.5 miles NW of the Capulin trailhead working along canyon rim north to drainage just before main canyon. Trail work will include: clearing trail corridor ( blowdown, large rocks), trail tread (veg removal, out-sloping) and drainage (cleaning out grade dips). The Crew Leader position for this trip is still OPEN.  Learn more about becoming a Crew Leader with American Hiking Society.

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