2024 Lolo Trail

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Lolo Trail

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Partnering with the Idaho Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, ITA is committing to help maintain the Lolo Trail National Historic Corridor. The Lolo Trail is the Nee Me Poo National Historic Trail plus the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and is about 90 miles long, spanning from the western end at Musselshell Meadows to Lolo Pass where it passes into Montana.

We’ll spend the day maintaining trails and interpretive signs. The trail follows along a ridgeline forming the divide between the Lochsa and North Fork Clearwater Rivers. The trail is cut every few miles by the “motorway.” There is potential for a shuttle car to help the crew cover longer sections. If you are interested in helping shuttle trail workers for this project, email alex@idahotrailsassociation.org.

We’ll camp together at No-See-Um Meadows, a large site just east of Sherman Peak. We’ll be visited by local historians in the evenings for campfire chats. North of Highway 12, this densely forested mountain area is rich with history.

Project information is subject to change. Crew leaders will communicate via email. Failure to respond to your crew leader may result in being dropped from the project. See our FAQs, reach out to your crew leader, or contact ITA staff at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org if you have questions.

Trails: NeeMePoo NHT, Lewis and Clark NHT

Itinerary: Saturday to Friday weeklong project. Meet on Saturday at camp by midafternoon. Work Sunday – Thursday, wrapping up and packing up camp to head home on Friday.

Food Provided by ITA: Yes – are you interested in cooking for this trip? Email alex@idahotrailsassociation.org

Crew Leader: Clay Jacobson

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: About 3 hours from Kooskia

Refundable deposit: $50

Why do I need to pay a deposit? We’ve had trouble with people backing out of trips at the last minute which can really affect the productivity of the overall project. By charging a refundable fee, volunteers are less likely to cancel their reservation. Refunds will not be given to volunteers that do not show up or cancel their reservation. Exceptions will be made for medical reasons or unforeseen circumstances. Volunteers can choose to donate the deposit to ITA. All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards maintaining trails throughout Idaho. If you require assistance in paying for this fee, please contact us at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org and we will waive the cost.

Difficulty Rating

Hike: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous- The trail follows the ridge, crisscrossing the road with some ups and downs but no steep climbs.

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous– Brushing and tree/log removal. Digging and swinging tools for tread work are needed to ensure proper width and slope. Carrying day packs and trail tools.

Volunteer Spots Available: 3 of 12
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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