Date & Time:

Every 3rd Saturday, 9 am-noon.

  • CANCELED! Saturday, 1/14: The crew will be in San Mateo County at Rancho Corral de Tierra for a special workday focusing on repairing trail tread. This program will be 10am - 1pm. Meet at the end of Coral Reef Ave. Map Link >>
  • Monday, 1/16: MLK Day of Service! Come check out one of the most scenic vista points in the park - Hawk Hill. Volunteers will be helping repair post and cable fencing near a historic military battery. Register Here
  • Saturday, 1/21: New year, new fence location! We'll be focused on repairing a different section of fence near the Marin Headlands Hostel. Meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center. Map Link >>
  • Saturday, 2/18: Join the trail crew near Stinson Beach to work on repairing trail tread on the Matt Davis Trail. Meet at the Matt Davis Trailhead near the Stinson Beach Fire Station. Map Link >>

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Golden Gate Trail Crew, photo by Mason Cummings.

With over 80,000 acres of spectacular parkland spanning three counties, the Golden Gate National Parks are interlaced with an extensive trail system. The Golden Gate Trail Crew volunteers play a vital role in restoring and sustaining these impressive trails, protecting the resources along the trail corridor, and providing a world-class visitor experience.

Volunteer activities vary from season to season, but include tasks such as retreading trail, restoring native habitat, moving materials, replacing fence, brushing trail, and constructing new trail structures. This program is great for those who want a great workout, love being outdoors, are not afraid to get dirty, and enjoy meeting new folks!

Participants have the opportunity to visit and experience some of the most beautiful and scenic locations within the parks. Whether it’s brushing on Hawk Hill or helping to control erosion at Lands End, volunteering with the Golden Gate Trail Crew is sure to provide a unique and fun experience.

Please join us for this month’s trail work day and meet others like you, who love the park trails and want to contribute to these wonderful resources! Meeting locations vary each month.

Individuals and Families

Drop-in individuals are welcome. Registration is not required for participation, but highly encouraged.


Projects for groups of five or more are available year-round, but may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • Volunteers ages 15 and up are welcome.
  • Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
  • Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary. 
  • Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
  • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.