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