Pacific Crest Trail Backcountry Crew Work
Join the Pacific Crest Trail Association's Carsonora volunteer trail crew to maintain the approximately 84 miles of PCT between Carson Pass and Sonora Pass. The Carsonora Crew holds multiple weekend and extended projects each year.
There are no fees and meals are provided. Meals are included beginning with breakfast on Saturday morning. Volunteers may need to assist in meal preparation, cooking, and clean up.
Volunteers need to bring personal camp gear, appropriate outdoor clothing, and boots. A comprehensive list is provided upon registration.
The construction of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) took years of work by agency trail crews, contractors and volunteers.
Today, the annual maintenance and reconstruction of the PCT is also a major undertaking....one that you or your group can help with!
If you are looking for a fun, challenging and rewarding activity that gives you the chance to work with some wonderful people while surrounded by incredible scenery, you've come to the right place! The PCTA, along with other hiking and equestrian groups, assists the US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, State Parks, and other agencies with the care of the PCT.
From removing blow-downs and repairing wash-outs to cutting back chaparral, PCTA trail crews do it all. Click here to view all of the Pacific Crest Trail Association's volunteer events. Happy Trails!
Volunteers are asked to provide personal transportation to the trailhead and bring camp gear, boots, and the willingness to have fun and play in the dirt!
Appropriate Ages for Volunteer Opportunity: Ages 16 and older; ages 14-15 need to be accompanied by an adult
Fitness Level 3: Difficult.
This project is suitable for individuals who are fit and participate in an exercise routine consistently. Project components will include one or more from the following: hiking 3-8 miles each day on a rough, steep, and/or rocky trail, elevation change over 1,000 ft over the course of the hike, moderately physical work activities, and/or backpacking. This project will be difficult, participants need to be in great physical conditioning and are aware of their physical abilities and limits before joining this project.