National Trails Day

The biggest trail event of the year is coming to Santa Cruz on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Sign up to volunteer at one of 20+ project sites today!


Join us for a day of celebration as we help take care of trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains! 1 day, 20+ different trail work locations plus 1 BIG after-party with live music, prizes, food, drinks, and more—all taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Last year’s event was a blast! This year will be even bigger and better, with more project sites and a new after-party location. Trail work events have limited capacity and will fill up so don't wait to reserve your spot at this FREE event—click on a location below to learn more about the event and sign up!

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Event sign-ups now closed for 2024. We'll see you Saturday!

2024 National Trails Day Schedule

9 a.m. — Show up to your project location and enjoy some snacks and coffee on the house. Meet your crew for the day.
9:15 a.m. — Safety talks and project briefs.
9:30 a.m. — Trail work, or hike!
1 p.m. — Clean tools and pack up. Please note some projects are finishing earlier than others!
2 p.m. — After-party! Meet at Woodhouse Brewing for free food (Sampa Brazilian Kitchen), drinks (Woodhouse + N/A), live music, and raffle prizes from our awesome sponsors.

2024 After-party

After a morning of trail work, we'll all head over to Woodhouse Blending & Brewing for the after-party where a meal from Sampa Kitchen and the first round of cold beverages is on us! Games, live music, friends, a raffle, and a good time all guaranteed. Make sure you join us for the morning trail work to secure your spot at the after-party!

What is National Trails Day?

National Trails Day is an annual nationwide campaign organized by the American Hiking Society and we're proud to join in on the celebration to host one major event with our local community!

Hundreds of community members will join us to help take care of over 20 different trails throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. We'll team up with local non-profits and businesses to make it happen. There’ll be sunshine, good times, lots of digging, and a massive party to close out the day. Check out a video from the event in 2023 below to get a feel!

Thank you to our 2024 National Trails Day partners!


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