Friends of Monument Preserve Presents: Trail Skills College 2019

Friends of Monument Preserve Presents: Trail Skills College 2019

Come and learn the fundamental skills of trail design and maintenance. Please register for the event on our Facebook page or send email to

April 20th 9 AM – 2 PM

The class is free and open to all new as well as experienced volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about FOMP and volunteering with us this would be a great chance to learn some new skills and see why we are passionate about taking care of our regional trails. After class participants will receive a free FOMP volunteer T-shirt.

The class will consist of an overview of trail design and maintenance followed by two alternating breakout sessions covering drainage design techniques and standard bench construction. After lunch, we will have a brief overview of other topics such as switchback construction and technique for restoring closed trails. Class participants will have a chance to learn the very best current techniques for taking care of the trails we all use and enjoy.

Participants are asked to bring a camp chair, lunch, water, sunscreen, gloves, clothes for working outside in and ones you won’t mind getting dirty in. FOMP will provide coffee, snacks, handouts and our collectible T-Shirt for participants.

Course material is from the Pacific Crest Trail Association – Trail Skills College; The United States Forest Service – Trail manuals and The International Mountain Biking Association.