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Trail Work Days!

Thanks for your interest in helping steward the trails on the Grandfather District!

 

We have work days scheduled for the trails around Old Fort on the first Friday and second Saturday of each month from February through May. See more details and sign up for those below. We'll post the dates and details for August through November over the summer. 

Work days will start and finish at the Old Fort Ride House beside Kitsbow and Hillman Beer at 59 Commerce St. Old Fort NC 28762. Please wear sturdy shoes and long pants, and bring water, snacks, and any personal protective equipment (PPE) you have. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting our volunteer group size to 8, and asking participants to socially distance and avoid carpooling to the trailhead. Once our work day is wrapped up, we'll drop our tools back off at the Ride House where folks are welcome to stay for a bite and beverage.

 

Send any questions to mike@g5trailcollective.org. Thanks!

Upcoming Volunteer Events

  • Mackey Mountain Trail Work Day
    Mackey Mountain Trail Work Day
    Meet at Old Fort Ride House
    Jan 22, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Meet at Old Fort Ride House, 59 Commerce St, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
    Help reopen this historic hiking trail!
  • Kitsuma Trail Work Day
    Kitsuma Trail Work Day
    McDowell County
    Feb 04, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    McDowell County, Kitsuma Peak, North Carolina 28762, USA
    Come out to clear drains and create blockages to help stop trail shortcutting on Kitsuma peak's legendary switchbacks
  • Hickory Branch Trail Work Day
    Hickory Branch Trail Work Day
    Old Fort
    Feb 12, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
    Old Fort, 59 Commerce St, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
    Join us to help with trail realignment and drainage work on one of our most accessible waterfall trails
  • Kitsuma Trail Work Day
    Kitsuma Trail Work Day
    McDowell County
    Mar 04, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    McDowell County, Kitsuma Peak, North Carolina 28762, USA
    Come out to help clear drains on the legendary Kitsuma trail
  • Star Gap Work Day
    Star Gap Work Day
    Old Fort
    Mar 12, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Old Fort, 59 Commerce St, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
    Join us to help create drains above key areas on Star Gap
  • Old Fort Trail Work Weekend
    Old Fort Trail Work Weekend
    Old Fort
    Mar 18, 5:00 PM – Mar 20, 5:00 PM
    Old Fort, Camp Grier Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
    Old Fort Trail Work weekend spring edition. Join us for the weekend or a day. Camp Grier will provide free lodging or camping as well as dinner and beer on Saturday night.
  • Kitsuma Trail Work Day
    Kitsuma Trail Work Day
    Old Fort
    Apr 01, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Old Fort, 59 Commerce St, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
    It's time to break up the brake bumps! Sign up to assist in drainage work and busting up those pesky brake bumps on lower Kitsuma trail
  • Mackey Mountain Trail Work Day
    Mackey Mountain Trail Work Day
    Old Fort
    Apr 09, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Old Fort, 59 Commerce St, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA
    Join us to help clear the corridor and work the tread to complete the rehabilitation of the classic Mackey Mountain trail