Boise Foothills Sagebrush Planting (Full)

Freestone Trailhead Military Reserve

Last fall, ITA volunteers collected over a million sagebrush seeds during our Military Reserve Seed collection project in collaboration with Ridge to Rivers! Now it is time for the second step in the effort to rewild areas of the Boise Foothills where land has been disturbed and the native ... Read More

South Fork Salmon River (Full)

Payette National Forest Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

This is a self-supported backpacking trip working on the South Fork Salmon River Trail from Hettinger Ranch to Mackay Bar. The crew will fly to the backcountry airstrip at Hettinger Ranch and backpack roughly 13.5 miles downstream. Work will be annual maintenance on the river trail, logging out, some ... Read More

Pittsburg Landing Rock

Pittsburg Landing Hells Canyon Wallowa Whitman National Forest

Located on the Snake River in Hells Canyon, this project will focus on improving one rocky section of the Snake River National Recreation Trail. Only a short hike from camp, trail work will have the crew using specialized rock tools to chip out a tread into a rocky outcropping, which ... Read More

Hawkins Reserve Fence Removal – Earth Day (Full)

Hawkins Range Reserve Boise Foothills

Join us again for a collaborative project between ITA and Ridge to Rivers to remove fencing from the Hawkins Range Reserve in honor of Earth Day. The Hawkins Range Reserve spans 393 acres off of Bogus Basin Road. The property was purchased and protected in 2015. The City of ... Read More

English Point

English Point Trail System Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Volunteers will work on the English Point Trails, a lower elevation trail system that includes easy loops thru forest terrain on the west side of Hayden Lake.  This is a great opportunity to come out early in the 2022 hiking season and learn about and polish up your trail ... Read More

Priest Lake Lakeshore (Full)

Beaver Creek Campground Priest Lake Ranger District

ITA volunteers will cut out logs and brush on this trail along the north western shore of beautiful Priest Lake in northern Idaho. The trail follows the lake and is an easy walk with very little elevation change and picturesque views. We will camp together near the trailhead Friday ... Read More

Hawkins Loop – National Trails Day

Hawkins Range Reserve Boise Foothills

Join us again for a collaborative project between ITA and Ridge to Rivers! We’ll be working on new trail construction on the Hawkins Range Reserve. Constructing new trail can be among the most satisfying projects volunteers can take on. Construction can be broken up into three distinct phases- Brushing/clearing, ... Read More

Mickinnick – National Trails Day

Mickinnick Trail Head Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Join us on National Trails Day for our annual Mickinnick trail project! Volunteers will work on this very popular 3.5-mile-long hiking trail right outside of the town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Mickinnick gains 2,200’ from the valley bottom to reach a beautiful viewpoint far above the city. We’ll cut out ... Read More

Cherry Springs – National Trails Day (Full)

Cherry Springs Nature Area Caribou-Targhee National Forest

UPDATE 5/31 - As you may be aware, Cherry Springs has recently received a great deal of upgrades, and as a result, there is not much work to be done there.  So we have decided to move the work site to Pioneer Ridge Trail.  Never heard of it?  That's ... Read More

Purjue Canyon – National Trails Day (Full)

Purjue Canyon Trailhead Purjue Canyon Trailhead

Updated Meeting Location : Purjue Canyon Trailhead and parking area on Mad Flat Road.  At the following coordinates  42.739553, -116.314314  or google map directions from "Boise."  There is a new gravel parking area on the left hand side, approx. 1.6 miles past the Poison Creek Picnic Area This is a ... Read More

North Fork Wood River – Youth (Full)

North Fork Wood River Trailhead Hemingway Boulders Wilderness

Updated Project Dates - Meeting Friday June 10th at 11 am Pickup Sunday June 12th at 1 pm. On this trip, youth volunteers will be exploring the Hemingway Boulder Wilderness, an area known for its terrific views and abundant wildlife. Over 16 miles of trail start at this trailhead ... Read More

Lake Fork – Backpacking 101 (Full)

Lake Fork Trailhead Payette National Forest

Our first ITA backpacking clinic will provide a chance for new and experienced backpackers to get together and share ideas on how to better enjoy this sport. ITA will provide pre-trip support for packing and food planning. We will be working on the Lake Fork Trail in the beautiful ... Read More

Navigation Trail – Backpacking 101

Navigation Trailhead Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Our first ITA “backpacking clinic” will provide a chance for new and experienced backpackers to get together and share ideas on how to better enjoy this sport. ITA will provide pre-trip support for packing and food planning. The project will include an overnight backpack 2.5 miles to Plowboy Campground ... Read More

Johnson Creek (Full)

Johnson Creek Campground Sawtooth Wilderness

Originally the Johnson Creek Project – Moved to a new location!   Project Name: Grandjean Sawtooth Wilderness Trails   Project Description: We’ll be working on the South Fork Payette River Trail out of the Grandjean Campground. Work will involve routine trail maintenance including logout, brushing, drains, and rock removal. There are ... Read More

Bad Luck

Paradise Campground - Bad Luck Selway- Bitterroot Wilderness

Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this is a chance to explore everything the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness has to offer. The crew will start hiking downstream starting from Paradise Campground on the Selway River trail to Bad Luck Creek. The trail work starts here where we will clear up Bad Luck ... Read More

Boulder Meadows Spring

Boulder Meadows Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Update  6/15/22  Location has changed to the Kootenai River Walk Trail # 184 Starting from the beautiful Boulder Meadows, we’ll work several trails that leave the valley bottom and head up to the great views from the surrounding ridges. We’ll do tread work and brushing, along with sawing logs ... Read More

Little Queens River

Queens River Trailhead Sawtooth Wilderness

Continuing our work from last year, ITA volunteers will conduct trail maintenance on the Little Queens River trail in the Sawtooth Wilderness, near Atlanta, ID. Plan to meet Friday afternoon/evening where we’ll camp together for the weekend near the trailhead. On Saturday and Sunday, we will hike up the ... Read More

Trout Peak

Sandpoint Ranger District Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Volunteers will be working on clearing Trout Peak Trail #57 starting from Trout Creek Road.  We’ll work up the trail to the junction with Trail #528 which leads to Trout Peak, which is about three miles and 1,800’ of lift to the summit. At the top there is an ... Read More

Goat Ridge – Youth

Shearer Airstrip Selway Bitterroot Wilderness

This weeklong backpacking trip is a chance to explore everything the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness has to offer. Youth volunteers will fly into the Shearer airstrip on the Selway River. From there we will backpack three miles to our first camp. Trail work will include clearing logs off the trail ... Read More

Hum Lake (Full)

Duck/Hum Lake Trailhead Krassel Ranger District

This is ITAs annual clean-up of the Hum Lake Trail. We’ll remove any trees that have fallen on the trail over the winter and clear out drains and water bars as we go. This popular trail offers amazing views, beautiful lakes, and abundant wildflowers. There is also excellent camping ... Read More

Duck Lake Bridge

Duck/Hum Lake Trailhead Krassel Ranger District

This project is replacing a bridge on the Duck Lake Trail about ½ mile up from Duck Lake Trailhead. The materials will need to be carried up to the project site and installed. This will be about 60 -4-foot-long boards, 3-20 foot stringers, nails, hammers, and tools. This popular ... Read More

North Fork Lick Creek (Full)

Secesh River Trailhead Payette National Forest

This 5-day backpacking style trip will take volunteers into a beautiful hanging valley, tucked away off of Lick Crick Road outside McCall. This is a continuation of projects over the last three years on the North Fork Lick Creek, trying to tie into where we cleared from the Hum ... Read More

Coeur d’Alene River – Youth (Full)

Big Meadows Idaho Panhandle National Forest

This is a three-day youth project in the beautiful upper North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. Join us starting Thursday afternoon if you can. We are planning on an early start Friday morning so we can leave time each day to enjoy all the amenities available at camp. ... Read More

Alice-Toxaway Loop (Full)

Tin Cup Trailhead Sawtooth Wilderness

The Alice Toxaway loop in the Sawtooth Wilderness needs no introduction. Renowned for its beauty, this trail gets a lot of use over the season making it especially important that it stays maintained. ITA has spent the last several years working around the loop, finally completing all the major ... Read More

Seven Devils Loop

Windy Saddle Trailhead Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Volunteers will meet at the Windy Saddle Trailhead where we will leave early Saturday morning for our journey into the Hells Canyon Wilderness. We’ll spend four nights packing around the loop, logging out, brushing, and improving the tread, moving camp as we go. This trail gains and loses elevation ... Read More

Rapid River-Frypan – Youth (Full)

Ant Basin Payette National Forest

Join us for a youth trip near beautiful Rapid River, a Wild and Scenic River in the Payette National Forest! Youth volunteers will backpack in from the Ants Basin trail head and hike four miles to Indian Springs. Pack stock will carry camping gear and food to our base ... Read More

Hawkins Reserve Trail Construction I

Hawkins Range Reserve Boise Foothills

July 16th event has been canceled, looking to reschedule in August. Thank you for understanding! Join us again for a collaborative project between ITA and Ridge to Rivers! We’ll be working on new trail construction on the Hawkins Range Reserve. Constructing new trail can be among the most satisfying ... Read More

West Fork Camas-Woodtick Ridge

Meyers Cove Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

The crew will meet at the B Bar C Ranch near Meyers Cove Sunday for a packing clinic/demo Monday from Wild Idaho Outfitters. On Tuesday, Middle Fork Outfitters will help the crew pack into camp. Volunteers will only need to carry personal gear. Project work will go up the West ... Read More

Little Queens River – Women Only

Queens River Trailhead Sawtooth Wilderness

Continuing our work from earlier this year and last year, this Women Only crew will continue working up the Little Queens River trail in the Sawtooth Wilderness, near Atlanta, ID. With lots of reports of downed trees over the trail, this trail needs some love in the form of ... Read More

Flossie Lake-Highline Ridge (Full)

Flossie Lake-Highline Ridge Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

Deep in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, volunteers will spend a week clearing several trails and exploring the remote mountains, lakes, and meadows this area has to offer. The crew will fly into Chamberlain Backcountry Airstrip and divide into 2 crews of 3, one crew lead ... Read More

Deep Creek (Full)

Granite Lake Camping Area Payette National Forest

ITA volunteers will meet at Granite Lake on Friday evening where we’ll car camp for the weekend. We’ll work on the Deep Creek Trail clearing it to the junction with Cougar Creek about three miles total. This trail travels through forest and alpine meadows but has become overgrown and ... Read More

Beetop Roundtop

Trestle Creek Road Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Starting from the Trestle Creek Road, volunteers will work on tread work and some brushing along a 3-mile section of the Beetop Roundtop Trail. This trail, which is part of the Idaho Centennial Trail, is a beautiful alpine trail with incredible views. After work, a short hike to the ... Read More

Red Top (Full)

Red Top Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Volunteers will spend five days in the very northern end of Idaho (hello Canada!) working with a US Forest Service crew on the trail up Red Top Mountain. The trail passes beautiful Hidden Lake where there is good camping, fishing, and swimming. The views from the summit of Red ... Read More

Hawkins Reserve Trail Construction II

Hawkins Range Reserve Boise Foothills

Join us for a collaborative project between ITA and Ridge to Rivers! We’ll be working on new trail construction on the Hawkins Range Reserve. Constructing new trail can be among the most satisfying projects volunteers can take on. Construction can be broken up into three distinct phases- Brushing/Clearing, excavating, ... Read More

Harrington Ridge (Full)

Base Camp Trailhead Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

ITA volunteers will spend a week camped in the Wilderness at Swet Cabin high in the mountains above the Salmon River. This is a fully supported trip and we’ll have pack stock to assist bringing in gear and food. Volunteers will only need to carry their personal gear. The ... Read More

South Fork Blackmare Creek

Kennelly Creek Campground Payette National Forest

In partnership with Idaho Conservation League, volunteers will travel into the rugged Idaho backcountry on this self supported backpacking trip to help open South Fork Blackmare Trail.  Starting at Kennelly Creek Campground, the crew will hike up Needles Summit Trail for 4 miles, then head off trail one mile ... Read More

Echo Lake – Youth (Full)

Windy Saddle Trailhead Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

On this week-long youth trip, we’ll explore the Seven Devils Range in the Hells Canyon Wilderness! This fully supported trip will have pack support carry food and camp gear in and volunteers will only need to carry personal gear. Food will be provided by ITA and prepared by a ... Read More

Blacktail Lake – Monday Hikers

Moose Lake Trailhead Idaho Panhandle National Forest

This will be year three of ITA and the Sandpoint Monday Hiker group partnering to work on Blacktail Lake in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Volunteer sign-ups are open to all! We’ll do brushing and tread work for several hours and then turn the hikers loose to finish their ... Read More

North Fork Hyndman Creek – Women Only (Full)

Hyndman Trailhead Sawtooth National Forest

In the fabulous Pioneer Mountains, join us on a Women's Only Weekend project where we’re teaming up with the Wood River Trails Coalition to tackle the loop to Pioneer Cabin. We’ll meet at the Hyndman Trailhead, where we will be car camping for the weekend. We will work on ... Read More

Pulaski Tunnel

Pulaski Tunnel Trail Idaho Panhandle National Forest

ITA volunteers will work again on the beautiful historic Pulaski Memorial trail near Wallace. The trail travels about 3 ½ miles to the old mine tunnel where Ed Pulaski saved many members of a crew that were fighting the huge 1910 forest fire that burned through the area. The ... Read More

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