When was the last time you spent 5 to 6 hours doing manual labor with an ear-to-ear grin on your face?

Yes, it may be hard to believe, but you can have fun while delivering liters of sweat equity into the trails of the Lost Sierra. Come join SBTS for an upcoming Trail Daze Event! Volunteers are the lifeblood of our non-profit organization and enable us to amplify our trail building and maintenance efforts 30 to 50 fold. And our organized, professionally led Trail Daze are a great way to give back to the trails you love, learn new skills, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, and support us with important volunteer contributions.

Each volunteer is essential for SBTS to meet our grant match, so even if you’ve never dug trail before, come on out, bring a friend and help the SBTS crew. You’ll walk away with overwhelming pride for a job well done while creating something special for yourself and others who travel these amazing trails. And nothing relieves day job-related stress quite like pounding a root ball into submission.

Each Trail Daze Event will also have Trail Kids activities, so bring the whole family. Free food and after work cold beverages always included!

Once people get exposed…they’re instantly more appreciative and interested and on board.
– Marley Price, Development Director, Mountain Flyer Magazine, Winter 2017

Typical Trail Daze Logistics:

9:00am-ish – Meet at the trailhead. Coffee and bagels are provided as well as a full lunch spread where can prepare yourself a sack lunch for the trail.

9:30am – After meeting with the crew and talking about safety and the work for the day, you head out on the trail. The trail crew will have trail working tools for you there – there’s no need to bring your own.

3:00pm – After biking or hiking back from the trail work spot and a day of digging in the dirt, arrive at the trailhead for a volunteer appreciation BBQ. We’ll be serving up burgers, Cosmo’s magic beans and delicious cold adult beverages from The Brewing Lair.

What You Bring:

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Pack
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Eye protection (sunglasses)
  • Happiness and smiles

What We Provide:

  • All tools that you’ll need
  • Food and beverages
  • Happiness and smiles back at ya

No experience is needed to participate and all are welcome!

Be sure to please RSVP for each event so we can ensure we have enough food for everybody. If you have any questions about our Trail Daze, contact Mandy at mandy@sierratrails.org

Trail Daze Volunteers

Digging new trail

Restoring Trail

This summer a couple from Australia came to ride the well-known destination of Downieville and dedicated one day of their vacation to trail work.
– Mountain Flyer Magazine, Winter 2017

Upcoming Trail Daze Events

Come and join us to build trail in the Sierra!

Apr 19 - Apr 21 / 7am - 2pm Quincy, CA

Quincy Mountain Epic – April 19-21

Join SBTS on April 19th-21st in celebration of our Spring Epic Weekend in Quincy, where all the food and beer is covered for our beloved SBTS Members! The...
May 18 / 8AM - 3PM Graeagle, CA

Nelson Creek Trail Daze – May 18

We will be working the Nelson Creek Trail, details will be posted when we have them. Questions? Contact Mandy at...
Jun 15 / 8am - 3pm Downieville, CA

Downieville Trail Daze – June 15

Project Overview Come help Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship on the new Downieville Classic XC route! This trail is on the Sierra Crest and is...
Oct 13 / 8am - 5pm Graeagle, CA

Lakes Basin Trail Daze – October 13

Project Overview Volunteer workday project focus will be on the Lakes Basin trails. Volunteers will help the SBTS crew maintain Lakes Basin trails. The hike...