Project Description: The many miles of trail in Golden Gate National Recreation Area need YOU! Join the Trail Stewardship Crew and assist with coastal trail projects in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Volunteers will be repairing trail tread and drainage systems, regrading trails, cutting back encroaching vegetation along trail corridors, hauling heavy materials, and maintaining and reconstructing trail features such as staircases, fences, and boardwalks.
Hosting Organization: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Day Hiking or Backpacking: Day Hiking Up to 5 Miles Per Day
Work Level: Difficult
Minimum Age: 14
Area and Attractions: The Golden Gate National Recreation Area consists of a network of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites located in the San Francisco Bay Area and stretches 70 miles north and south of the Golden Gate Bridge along the Pacific Ocean. The Parks are extremely diverse and include ancient redwoods, historic landmarks, miles of trails, rocky shorelines, rare and endangered species, lush coastal wilderness, and breathtaking vistas. The San Francisco Bay Area is full of culturally and naturally beautiful sites including Alcatraz Island, Mt. Tamalpais, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Presidio.
Accommodations: Car-Camping Tent Sites
Accommodations Description: Volunteers will be staying in car camping tent sites at Kirby Cove, nestled at the foot of the craggy Marin Headlands. Kirby Cove is located just eight miles north of downtown San Francisco, at historic Battery Kirby. Visitors are awarded breathtaking views of San Francisco, its famous Golden Gate Bridge, and the rugged Pacific Coast of northern California. The site provided at Kirby Cove is designated for volunteers of the Parks only. All group cooking gear, campfire rings, grills, food storage lockers, vault toilets, and water will be provided. Free outdoor showers are available five miles away at Rodeo Beach. RVs and camper vehicles are not permitted. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, pad, eating utensils/bowl, and personal items. Tents and sleeping bags may be available upon request.
Climate Information: The San Francisco Bay Area has a temperate climate, with moderate temperatures ranging from 55
Travel Information: Airport pickup provided from San Francisco International Airport.
Maximum # of Volunteers: 8