Alanna Sobel

Upcoming Trail Volunteer Days & Adopt-A-Trail

Upcoming Trail Volunteer Days
Trails & Ocean Day, National Trails Day, Saturday, June 7. RSVP to volunteer as an individual or bring a group. Learn more

Adopt-a-Trail
Do you have a group of 20 - 80 people who want to give back to the park community by helping to restore, maintain or build new trails at Point Reyes National Seashore?  

Consider Adopting-a-Trail of your choosing or help the Trail Crew with the most immediate trail needs. Adopt-A-Trail Volunteer Groups assist park staff with various tasks, including: 

  • Clearing brush or removing downed tree rounds and limbs
  • Re-routing, banking or filling in trails
  • Building or installing stairs, fences, horse gates or bridges
  • Digging drainage ditches
  • Cleaning or repairing trail signs
  • Assessing park trail conditions and other duties as assigned

Volunteers will be provided on-the-job training, but must be able to perform moderate to heavy labor tasks, and be able to read and follow directions. Prior experience or training is required to use power tools. Volunteers must also be able to walk 1-10 miles and work outside on backcountry trails in mountainous terrain along the Pacific Coast in elevations from sea level to 1500 feet; be able to work in hot/dusty or cold/wet/foggy conditions; and be willing to work in areas with potential exposure to poison oak, stinging nettles and ticks. Volunteers are required to wear appropriate saftey gear and uniforms. Volunteer work days are typically 4 to 8 hours per day, starting as early as 9:00am. Volunteer groups are welcome to work as many days throughout the year as desired based on mutual scheduling with the park's Trail Crew. 

Minimum Age
Minimum age is 16 for those in organized groups and 18 for individuals. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. 

Application and Contact Information
For more information, contact Trails Supervisor Shawn Maloney at (415) 464.5145 or by email.