Trailwork

Trail builders head into the Demo forest for a day of digging. Photo: Josh Davidson

Trail builders head into the Demo forest for a day of digging. Photo: Josh Davidson

MBoSC is dedicated to expanding sustainable trail access and properly maintaining current trails in the Santa Cruz area. The club organizes and promotes ample opportunities for motivated riders to be involved with caring for our local trails.

FLOW TRAIL AT DEMO (Soquel Demonstration State Forest)
MBoSC’s latest project is a vast undertaking and will require a large, dedicated work force to complete.

A bulk of the trail construction will be done with machines by qualified operators, with volunteers brought in for the shaping of features and fine finish work. This trail will be the first in Demo built entirely with modern, sustainable trail construction techniques rather than a patchwork of re-purposed logging cuts interspersed with short segments of true hand-built singletrack.

Over 40 crew leaders—trained by MBoSC—will lead volunteers in the field. Sign up for a volunteer work event or contact us to add your name to the volunteer roster. Be inspired by and learn more about the construction process by following our official blog Trail Talk, and this thread on mtbr.

EMMA MCCRARY TRAIL (The Pogonip)
Over 300 volunteers donated 3,500+ hours to build this 2 mile trail in about a year—an impressive accomplishment for this community! Trail maintenance is on-going and scheduled as needed. Sign up at the Trailworkers website to be notified of work days.

FOREST OF NISENE MARKS STATE PARK
Sponsored by the Advocates of Nisene Marks, the Nisene Marks Volunteer Trail Crew helps make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of Nisene Marks. The Trail Crew meets the third Sunday of each month, rain or shine with a typical workday lasting until mid-afternoon. Bring work gloves, lunch and water. Expect a unique perspective of this gorgeous park, enjoying a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park’s ability to educate and inspire the public. Visit the Advocates of Nisene Marks website for more information.

WILDER RANCH STATE PARK
Since 1997, MBoSC has participated in trail work to maintain and enhance existing trails in Wilder the first Saturday of every month, rain or shine at 9:45 AM. Wilder Ranch waives all parking for trail crew volunteers.

Trailwork at Wilder.

Bring work gloves, long pants, long shirts, lunch, hat, water, and a great attitude. Additional workdays may be scheduled from time to time in Wilder Ranch and other Santa Cruz area parks. For more information or to sign up for the next trail workday, see Trailworkers’ Wilder Ranch Page.

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