Date & Time:

Last Saturday of each month, October thru April, 10am - 1pm

  • Special Event! Saturday, 5/6: Women's Trail Day! Join us for an all women workday. Read more and register here
  • Special Event! Saturday, 6/3: National Trails Day! The annual celebration of all things trails is back and the 2017 focus will be on Hawk Hill. Read more and register here.

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Teens on Trails provides local students with opportunities to work in some of the Bay Area’s most majestic park locations and participate in a variety of trail restoration projects.

Work days are scheduled on the last Saturday of each month, October thru April, and we encourage youth to join us and bring their friends, classmates, or school club out to help improve park trails! 

Volunteering on trails is fun, rewarding, great exercise, and provides community service hours that many students need to graduate high school. Volunteer activities vary for each work day, but include tasks such as resurfacing trail, restoring native habitat, repairing fences, and cutting back brush along the trails.

This program is great for those who are looking for an introduction to their local national parks, enjoy spending time outdoors, and want to meet other Bay Area teens with these similar interests!

Meeting locations vary each month.


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


Groups of five or more may require special arrangements. Fill out the Group Project Request Form or contact us for more information. Group projects must be confirmed in advance.

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • Volunteers ages 15 and up are welcome.
  • Adult supervision is required for teens 14 and younger.
  • Bring your 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. Also, 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.