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 2020 Trail Skills Colleges

In mid-March, we began canceling and/or postponing all in-person PCTA related events in response to COVID-19. Since then, we made the difficult decision to extend these cancelations to include all large weekend Trail Skills Colleges in 2020. These Trail Skills Colleges typically bring together 50-100 people, including volunteers, staff and partners. Given state public health restrictions and the challenges we’d face maintaining physical distancing in Trail Skills College courses and social time, it’s not in the best interest of our staff, volunteers and community to host these large training events this year. Visit our 2020 Trail Maintenance Protocols page for more details about volunteer trail work in 2020.

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