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, and finishing. Volunteers will be mostly focused on the 3rd part of these phases. Loppers/pruners, the Mcleod (fire rake) and landscape rake will be the primary tools to do this. We’ll also spend a fair amount of time in the field with guidance and instruction. Think of it as trail building 101, maybe even 201 by the end of the project.
This is a truly unique section of the foothills, providing a sweeping view of the Snake River Valley, Owyhees and features of the Boise Front. Be a part of the creation of a new trail open to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians!
Difficulty Rating: 1 – Easy: Work is performed near or a short distance from a trailhead. Work will be performed with a larger group. Minimal gear may be carried.
Estimated Drive Time to Meeting Spot: 20 minutes from downtown Boise. 11559 N Bogus Basin Rd. Meet up location linked here!
Road Considerations: The road to the property turns left off Bogus Basin Road 6.6 miles from the 3-way stop at the intersection by Highlands Elementary School. The road is easily passable by passenger cars. If you pass the stone and metal house with the gate, you have gone too far. There will be a sign at the turn off.
Volunteer Spots Available: 1 of 20