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.
Asheville area (Segment 2 and 3)
Pete Petersen – email@example.com
Pisgah National Forest (Segment 4)
Doug Veazey – firstname.lastname@example.org
High Peak Trail Association (Segment 4)
John Whitehouse – email@example.com
Bald Knob Task Force (Segment 4)
Phil Piaski – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanawha Trail through Cone Park (Segment 5)
Randy Johnson – email@example.com
Watauga County (Segment 5)
Shelton Wilder – esheltonwilder
Ashe County (Segment 5)
Jim Hallsey – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alleghany County (Segment 5)
Steven Joines – email@example.com
Stone Mountain to Elkin (Segment 6)
Bob Hillyer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Parks (Segment 7)
Harry Wilson – email@example.com
Sauratown Trails (Segment 7)
Steven Mierisch – firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Guilford (Segment 8)
Joel Deaton – email@example.com
Upper Haw River (Segments 8 & 9)
Greg Yahn- firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange County (Segment 9)
Bill Boyarsky – email@example.com
Eno River (Segment 10)
Fred Dietrich – firstname.lastname@example.org
Falls Lake (Segment 10)
Jeff Brewer – email@example.com
Coastal Crescent (Segment 12-15)
Ben Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
Croatan Task Force (Segment 16)
Dave Whitlow – email@example.com
Outer Banks (Segment 18)
Allen Poole – firstname.lastname@example.org
Trail Builder Resources
TRAIL BUILDING CLASSES:
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.