National Trails Day

National Trails Day 2015: One of the Biggest Ever

From Park E-ventures, May 2015

This year for National Trails Day we’re thinking BIG.

“Why?” you ask.

We love trails. We love the way the impacted dirt supports our hiking boots, the way the sweeping curves provide momentum to our mountain bikes, and the sensation of climbing a high ridge crest on horseback.

Whether it’s searching for red-shouldered hawks at the precipice of a trail, painting broad strokes of the setting sun from an overlook, or meditating on a rocky outcrop discovered by following a lesser-known trail, the experiences we embrace on trails are limitless. We want to hear from you, too! Please add your favorite activity or pursuit on trails in the Comment section below.

Now that you know why we’re doing National Trails Day big this year, it’s time to fill you in on “What?” is so big about it. We’re leading 7 projects and 2 guided hikes in 3 different counties with the support of our wonderful One Tam, REI, and American Hiking Society partners.

Of course, we hope for an equally big turnout of trail stewards and volunteers! Because after all, our trails deserve some BIG love for all the happiness and adventures they provide us. For more information on the “Where?” and “When?” please visit this link or see the information below.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about the “Who?”—that would be YOU!

National Trails Day Projects on June 6

Marin, One Tam Partners Celebration of National Trails Day

Coastal Trail at Bolinas Ridge - Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Register >>
Explore this hidden gem of a trail while removing overgrown vegetation and tripping hazards from the trail surface. Be sure to bring your hiking boots and camera to snap a few shots of the coastal views!
Time: 10 am–1:30 pm (Registration: 10 am, Lunch: 1–1:30 pm)
Details: Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome. Project work will be moderately strenuous.

Shadyside and Berry Trails - Marin Municipal Water District Register >>
Help build a bridge, repair trail tread and make drainage improvements in the spectacular Mount Tamalpais Watershed with Marin Municipal Water District!
Time: 9 am-1 pm (Registration: 9 am, Lunch 12:30-1 pm)
Details: Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome. Project work will be moderately strenuous.

Mill Valley-Sausalito Path - Marin County Parks Register >>
Join Marin County Parks in celebrating National Trails Day on a multi-use commuter trail for litter pick-up and beautification! 
Time:
9 am-12 pm (Registration: 9 am, Lunch: Not provided)
Details:
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Family friendly! 

White Hill Trail - Marin County Parks Register >>
Join Marin County Parks in celebrating National Trails Day on a multi-use (horse, bike, hike) trail!
Time:
9 am-1 pm (Registration: 9 am, Lunch: 12:30-1 pm)
Details:
Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome. Project work will be moderately strenuous.

Heather Cut-off Trail - California State Parks - Full
Team up with California State Parks in celebration of National Trails Day on a multi-use (horse and hike) trail!
Time:
9 am-1 pm (Registration: 9 am, Lunch: Noon-1 pm)
Details:
Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome. Project will be moderately strenuous.

Guided Hike at Muir Woods - National Park Service Register >>
Park Ranger led hike on benefits of trails, defining trail structures, and the ecosystems of Muir Woods.
Time: 2-5 pm
Details: Family friendly, all are welcome.

San Francisco

Fort Miley Register >>
Help construct the last installment of a 3-year National Trails Day effort to provide an accessible loop around Fort Miley and restore the nearby Veterans dunes!
Time:
9 am–12:30 pm (Registration: 9 am, Lunch: Noon–12:30 pm)
Details: Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome. Project work will be moderately strenuous.

Presidio of San Francisco Register >>
Join us for a day of stewardship along Presidio trails, forests, and pathways. Activities will include maintaining trails, tending trees in adjacent reforestation zones, and restoring nearby native habitat.
Time: 9 am–1 pm (Registration: 9 am, Lunch: noon–1 pm)
Details: Family-friendly project, volunteers of all ages are welcome.

San Mateo

Rancho Corral de Tierra Register >>
Get dirty alongside the Coastal Conservancy and help establish a popular hiking, biking, and equestrian trail at our newest park! Trail side restoration activities will also be offered as a part of National Trails Day.
Time: 10 am–1:30 pm (Registration: 10 am, Lunch: 1–1:30 pm)
Details: Family-friendly project, volunteers of all ages are welcome.


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