Project: Sugarloaf Mountain Open Space - City of San Mateo

Segment 3 Trail

Activities:Pending a biological review, we will begin work on a new trail on the west side of the mountain, connecting the Salson and Amphitheater Trails. Although we will be clearing the trail corridor of poison oak to a large degree before the work day, expect that some will remain.

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Project: San Mateo Memorial Park - Mt. Ellen Trails

Mt. Ellen Trails

Activities: We will continue the work we started on the Mt. Ellen trails, with the goal of finishing the Mt. Ellen Summit Trail. If time permits, we would also do brushing and tread maintenance on the Mt. Ellen Nature Trail, repairing tread damage from large downed trees, and replacing some retaining structures on the Mt. Ellen Nature Trail.

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Project: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - United States Forest Service 

Incline Flume Trail

Activities: For many summers the Trail Center has volunteered with the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) to work trail for thru-hikers. This year we will be working in a different part of the Sierra, and in a different state!

For our annual summer trip to the Sierras, we will work with Friends of Incline Trails (FIT), Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) to continue work on the Incline Flume Trail, near Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The trail is in the process of becoming an "authorized" USFS trail and will be a multi-use trail. This project  was started last year, and will open a historical flume route in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest as a multiple-use trail between Mt. Rose Highway above Incline Village and the northern edge of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park at Tunnel Creek Road.

The location is near the Mt. Rose Campground (elev. 9300 feet), on State Hwy 431 (Mt. Rose Hwy) in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Directions will be provided later to volunteers. Volunteers will need to arrive by Thursday evening to set up camp. We will work on Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday. Details on whether volunteers will need to pay something towards food and/or camping are being determined.

This trip is recommended for experienced volunteers who enjoy camping and understand the need to get acclimated in order to work at higher elevations (consider coming a day or two early). While the terrain may be fairly flat, you can expect a hike to and from the work site each day. Summer Sierra trail work has always been a delightful and rich experience, even more fun than our local trail days. If you love the trails and the mountains, this trip has room for 20 volunteers, so if you are interested please submit an email to our volunteer coordinator via the link below.

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Project: Coyote Point Recreation Area

Coyote Point Bay Trail

Activities: We will complete a new trail to make the "run-down-the-hill" use trail (to the beach) safer at San Mateo County's Coyote Point Recreation Area, behind CuriOdyssey. We will build about 450 feet of new trail, in two sections, plus about 40 feet of steps. All but the steps will be completed at least as usable half-width trail on June 3, with finishing of tread and building of steps on our second June workday, Saturday June 24. Major poison oak abatement will precede the workdays, but volunteers should be prepared for possible exposure, and tools must be handled with gloves (as always).

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Project: Coyote Point Recreation Area

Coyote Point Bay Trail

Activities: For our National Trails Day event, we will be building a new trail to make the "run-down-the-hill" use trail that approaches the beach safer at San Mateo County's Coyote Point Recreation Area, behind CuriOdyssey. We will build about 450 feet of new trail, in two sections, plus about 40 feet of steps. All but the steps will be completed at least a usable half-width trail on June 3, with finishing of tread and building of steps on our second June workday, Saturday June 24. Work on June 3 will involve brushing and tread construction, with any necessary drainage. Major poison oak abatement will precede the work day by a week, but volunteers should be prepared for possible exposure, and tools must be handled with gloves (as always).

Don't miss this event because you'll also get a free lunch courtesy of the San Mateo County Parks system and have the chance to win cool prizes during a raffle at the end! 

Learn more about National Trails Day

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