Adopt a hiking trail in the Catskill Park!
Do you love and enjoy the hiking trails of the Catskills? Want to give back to those trails?
Get involved and join Trail Conference volunteers and member clubs who maintain miles of hiking trails in the Catskill Park and the neighboring Catskill Mountains region.
The strong smell of balsam, the famous Devils Path and Long Path, two peaks above 4000′, and the best fly fishing around. These are all things you’ll be able to enjoy while working on your adopted trail!
The Trail Conference is responsible for maintaining over 200 miles of trails in the Catskill Park and the surrounding region and almost always has an opening for a new trail maintainer.
Trail segments available for adoption range in length from one to two miles and span the difficulty range from easy to difficult hikes. We work with potential trail maintainers to identify a section of trail that is right for their abilities and needs.
If you are interested in adopting a trail in the Catskill Mountains, please complete the volunteer information form and indicate that you are interested in Trail Maintenance. That information will be forwarded to the Trail Conference who will will contact you with information on trails that are available for adoption.
In order to adopt a trail, a trail maintainer must be a member of the Trail Conference. Free training is available through trail maintenance workshops, Trail University, and through individualized training with Trail Conference trail leaders.
Adopt a hiking trail (be sure to indicate you are interested in trail maintenance!)