Texas Trail Tamers

The Central Texas Trail Tamers is a 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining sustainable hiking trails.  Established in 1993, the Trail Tamers have provided thousands of hours of volunteer labor to public and non-profit agencies in eight states and two countries.

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Contact the Trail Tamers if your organization is interested in learning more about trail maintenance. 

The Central Texas Trail Tamer introductory sampler class, developed by the Pacific Crest Trail Association and U.S. Forest Service Trails Specialist John Schubert) is for people new to trail work who want an overview.

One quarter of the class covers “how trails work,” i.e. basic trail design concepts; one quarter covers trail work safety protocols; one quarter covers hands-on brushing and hand-saw clearing; and one quarter covers hands-on drainage cleaning. This sampler class does not prepare students to work independently. Instead, students will understand a range of trail work tasks and have a good idea of what they want to do under a crew leader, or what class they want to take next.

Students need to wear appropriate work clothes, boots and bring a pair of gloves because we plan on hiking and doing some brushing and light trail work.


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The Central Texas Trail Tamers is Texas 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  PO Box 90443, Austin, TX 78709-0443
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