Basic Trail Care Skill-Building - Royal River Land Trust Trail, 08:00 to 3:00 PM

Date and Time

Sunday, April 28, 2024


New Gloucester, Maine,
Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast,


Registration is required for this activity.

Registration is closed


Join us for a hands-on trail care experience led by a knowledgeable AMC volunteer trail crew leader. In this session, you'll gain essential skills in trail maintenance, including understanding trail corridor dimensions, tree and shrub pruning techniques, and proper trail blaze sizing and placement. We'll be actively using tools such as loppers, saws, rakes, and paint for blazing trails, as well as addressing the removal of invasive species. All participants are required to register in advance. This year's Skill Building event will take place at Pisgah Hill Preserve (South) in New Gloucester. Our focus will a section being rerouted of the 1.2-mile loop trail where it intersects with a drainage channel. We'll be re-blazing the trail with paint instead of markers and addressing invasive glossy buckthorn and shrubby honeysuckle. For your safety and comfort, please bring safety glasses, gloves, suitable work clothes, a hat, and insect repellent for ticks and mosquitoes. Kindly arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a prompt start. You must feel healthy enough to hike on uneven surfaces, hike up a hill, and perform basic trail maintenance. Please sign up before April 25. We look forward to your participation!

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Royal River Conservation Trust, Pisgah Hill Preserve

Trail work in NH


Instruction (Skills)
Trail Work

Offered By







Adults (18+)


Phil is an avid 4 season hiker. He is a long-time hiker and backpacks throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He has climbed all of the 48 NH four thousand foot. He has enjoyed paddling the Maine rivers and kayaking the Maine coast areas. He also enjoys being active: biking, running and cross-county skiing. He has hiked Vermont's Long Trail and section hikes the Appalachian Trail. He has been the Maine Chapter Trails Chair since 2019 and leads trail trips throughout Maine. Professionally