Our main goal with tread construction is to create a trail surface that keeps water off the trail and people on it resulting in sustainable trail systems.
This course helps you gain or brush up on techniques to construct a sustainable trail and perform tread maintenance to keep the trail in good shape. These techniques include sidehill trail construction, utilizing sustainable grades, and implementing/restoring natural drainage features to shed water off the trail.
For this project you'll be joining the Palisades Trail Crew in Sterling Forest State Park and learning these skills as part of a series of re-routes of the McKeags Meadow Loop Trail.
Know Before You Go
- Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.
- Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them on the trail.
- This location has limited cell phone reception, so plan accordingly.
- All volunteers must fill out the online OPRHP Volunteer Form and select "Sterling Forest State Park" before the work trip.
- For volunteers under age 18, please submit a Guardian Consent form to [email protected] prior to the volunteer day or bring the paper form the day of. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.
Thank you to our partners at Subaru for sponsoring this workshop!
Sterling Lake Corp
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987