Professional Services

SCMTS is your Bay Area trail builder. We can design, build, and maintain trails and pump tracks on your land


What we can do for you

  • Assess your existing trails for user experience, safety, environmental sustainability, and long-term maintenance

  • Collaborate with you on the design of your new trails

  • Build and maintain your trails and roads

  • Design and construct state-of-the-art pump tracks

  • Recruit, train, coordinate, and supervise volunteers to do trail stewardship

Why choose to work with us

  • We build world-class trails - SCMTS leaders are experts who have specialized in trails for nearly 20 years

  • We can mobilize hundreds of volunteers to maintain and steward your land

  • We’re a nonprofit. We do this work because we care about the land and the people who access it

We’re trusted by the region’s largest land managers:

  • Bureau of Land Management

  • California State Parks

  • Land Trust Santa Cruz County

  • Cal Fire

  • Cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, & Saratoga

Trails that we built and maintain

  • Saratoga-to-the-Sea Trail - Saratoga to Sanborn section

  • Soquel Demonstration State Forest - Sawpit reroute & Flow Trail

  • Wilder Ranch State Park - Enchanted Loop and West Engelsmans reroute

  • Glenwood Open Space Preserve in Scotts Valley

  • Pogonip Open Space Preserve - Emma McCrary Trail

  • Harvey West, Chanticleer, Scotts Valley, West Side, Ramsay Park Pump Track

  • Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument & San Vicente Redwoods

Detailed List of Our Services

Trail Assessments, Design and Planning
  • Trail opportunities and constraints analysis, conceptual planning, field layout, construction documentation

  • Trail damage, hazard, resource impacts, and repair needs assessment, inventory, and mapping

Trail and Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Trail construction, including mechanized construction and conservation crew supervision

  • Trail reconstruction and maintenance (including drainage improvement, logout & brushing)

  • Rock armoring, retaining walls, and trail bridge construction

  • Erosion control, drainage improvement, and revegetation

Volunteer Management and Supervision
  • Focused training for field staff, volunteers, conservation corps and land managers

  • Training available in trail design, construction, maintenance, or volunteer management


Become a Member

Become a member of SCMTS! Join thousands of members who provide a reliable stream of support as we build and maintain sustainable trails throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.