Trail Skills College

Join our premier trail maintenance educational program. Up and down the Pacific Crest Trail, we teach the fundamental skills of trail design and maintenance. Classes are free and open to new and experienced volunteers and outdoor professionals.

Trail Skills Colleges are taught by professionals and volunteer leaders who have extensive experience in the fields of recreational construction, trail maintenance, and leadership. Learn from the experts.

Important note on Trail Skills Colleges during Covid-19

Trail Skills Colleges typically bring together 50-100 people, including volunteers, staff and partners. In 2020 and 2021, we made the difficult decision to cancel all large weekend Trail Skills Colleges due to the pandemic. In 2022, we held in-person events once again. However, mitigation methods are subject to change depending on COVID-19 Community Levels, and it is possible that events could be cancelled if the coordinators do not feel that the event can be held safely. Check back here for updates, and in the meantime, visit our Covid-19 Volunteer Protocols page for more details.



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