Bear Mountain Trail Crew

Bear Mountain Trail Crew
West Hudson
AmeriCorps volunteers build cribwall

Work Days:











Five days a week, June through November

About the Crew

The Bear Mountain Trail Crew is working on the award-winning relocation and restoration effort of the Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain State Park. This project involves building 5-foot-wide stone stairs all the way up to the top of Bear Mountain—but don't be intimidated by the scale of this project!  Over the last 10 years, people of all ages and walks of life have worked together on this crew building over 1,000 stone stairs. 

The crew will be at work five days a week, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. If you enjoy working outdoors and learning new skills, the Bear Mountain Trail Crew is eager to meet you out on the trail!

Work trips are led by Trail Conference's on-staff field managers and Conservation Corps members.

Where We Work

The crew will be working on finishing the reroute of the Appalachian Trail to the top of Bear Mountain in Bear Mountain State Park. The worksite offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline. 


No experience necessary.

We provide onsite training each worktrip.  

Looking to learn a specific skill?  Check out our Trail U Workshop schedule for specialized courses being offered near you.

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Upcoming Work Trips

No upcoming work-trips found here.


The Taconic Trail Crew hikes the Wilkinson Trail at Breakneck Ridge to get to their work site. Photo by Erik Mickelson
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