Trail Workdays & Crew Leaders

Trail Workdays & Crew Leaders

If you’d like to help build and maintain trail, we have a workday going on somewhere in the state almost every weekend of the year and on some weekdays too.

Below is a list of volunteer trail crew leaders in different areas. Please contact them for more information about upcoming workdays and how you can get involved. To find a date that works for you, search the calendar.

Workdays are sometimes new trail construction and sometimes maintenance of existing trail. Work may include using a rake and mattock (similar to a pickaxe) to dig new trail and remove small roots, clearing brush, moving logs, and picking up debris.

We will supply most of the tools for workdays, but extra loppers and mattocks are welcome.

Please wear work clothes and bring a bag lunch, plenty of water, work gloves, hiking boots, and sunscreen. Sorry no dogs allowed at our workdays for safety reasons. If you are under the age of 18, please consult us before attending workdays.

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Crew Leaders

Asheville area (Segment 2 and 3)
Pete Petersen –

Pisgah National Forest (Segment 4)
Doug Veazey –

High Peak Trail Association (Segment 4)
Jake Blood –

Bald Knob Task Force (Segment 4)
Phil Piaski –

Tanawha Trail through Cone Park (Segment 5)
Randy Johnson –

Watauga County (Segment 5)
Shelton Wilder –

Ashe County (Segment 5)
Jim Hallsey –

Alleghany County (Segment 5)
Steven Joines –

Stone Mountain to Elkin (Segment 6)
Bob Hillyer –

Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Parks (Segment 7)
Don Bergey –

Sauratown Trails (Segment 7)
Steven Mierisch –

Western Guilford (Segment 8)
Joel Deaton –

Greensboro (Segment 8)
Mike Simpson –

Upper Haw River (Segment 9)
Greg Yahn-

Orange County (Segment 9)
Bill Boyarsky –

Eno River (Segment 10)
Fred Dietrich –

Falls Lake (Segment 10)
Jeff Brewer –

Agricultural Heartland (Segment 12)
Bill Scott –

Onslow Bight (Segment 15)
Tim Supple –

Croatan Task Force (Segment 16)
Dave Whitlow –

Outer Banks (Segment 18)
Allen Poole –

Trail Builder Resources


Duke Energy TRAILS at Rockingham Community College has developed a sustainable trail skills training sequence of classes for varying skill levels, interests, and needs.

Several courses are offered in two formats to meet student needs and time availability.

* Single day classes provide basic information specific to the course title.

* Multiple day classes provide the same information as the single day classes listed under them and often include additional topics and fieldwork.

Lecture, discussion, and experiential activities/fieldwork are combined to help students completely comprehend the course content. For more information, click here. 

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