What to expect at a trail workday

You’ve committed to volunteering at a trail workday- thank you!

How can you prepare?


Where and when to meet. We usually meet a trailhead and some are pretty remote. Make sure you know where you’re going ahead of time in case there isn’t cell reception. Plan for extra travel time on dirt and gravel roads.


  • A can-do attitude
  • Clothes you can get dirty (dress in layers if it’s chilly!)
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Plenty of water to drink
  • Work gloves (if you have them)

Your workday coordinator will have everything else you need, including:

  • A plan for the workday
  • Tools needed
  • Extra gloves
  • Tutorial time

We need a lot of hands to build and maintain our trails. If you want to help but haven’t so much as picked up a Mcleod or Rogue Hoe before, we’ll teach you what to do and how to safely contribute. There is a lot to learn but everyone starts somewhere. Before you know it, the workday will be over and you’ll be looking at a job well done. Grab your bike or running shoes to break in the improved trail!

Finally- don’t be afraid to ask questions or make suggestions; we’re all here to help make our trails better.