Texas Trail Tamers

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Love Creek Preserve, Medina TX
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    The Trail Tamers will return to Love Creek for a long weekend in December.  This work weekend will be focused on finishing up the trail that was roughed in last time, from the Stewardship Center to the top of the canyon.  Some rock steps might be needed and definitely some tread work and brushing.

    Volunteers are welcome to camp either near the Stewardship Center or at the camping area at the top.  The Stewardship Center has bathrooms with showers as well as a kitchen we will be able to use, and a couple of bunks (and plenty of floor space for a cot or air mattress if needed).

    UPDATE: Volunteers are invited to a pre-project Campout and Hike on Thursday, December 12th! Come on out and hike some of the trails we have built and explore areas of the preserve you may not have seen. On Thursday night, weather and fire restrictions allowing, we will have a campfire. After dark we will have a pot luck dinner no matter what the weather is like, so bring a dish to share and come on out for a fun day with Trail Tamers old and new.   

    We are very lucky to have a volunteer cook and meals will be provided for the weekend starting Friday dinner. If you come out prior to then, you will need to be able to feed yourself!

    We will do a safety review and trail building training on Friday afternoon/evening.

    Angie Hardy will coordinate this trip. Any questions please contact texastrailtamers@gmail.com

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 12, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1600 Grove Ave., Austin, TX 78741
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    Ecology Action at Circle Acres is hosting the Central Texas Trail Tamers for a project that will include education on sustainable trail construction and maintenance on lands like those Ecology Action and the City of Austin provide to the public.

    Day 1 will begin with a classroom presentation at the Ruiz Library at 10 a.m. and then move to the Circle Acres Nature Preserve to begin the work project. 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741 

    Day 2 will begin at Circle Acres at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 4:00 p.m. All volunteers must sign up for and attend the classroom portion of the event prior to working on the trails. 

    The Central Texas Trail Tamers Trails College uses a curriculum developed by the Pacific Crest Trail Association in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service. You will learn “how trails work”, basic design concepts, safety protocols, and how to gain “trail eyes”.  

    The classroom work will be followed by a trail rehabilitation project on a section of trail that serves as a neighborhood entrance to Roy Guerrero Park.  Volunteers will get hands on training focusing on clearing and brushing a trail, building sustainable tread and setting steps on steep terrain. This is the first of a planned series of efforts that will lead to development of a new nature trail system winding through some of the last wild forest in central Austin that will run from the ACC Riverside Campus all the way to the Colorado River. 

    If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can gain new skills that apply to nature trail design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance and stewardship then you will find these workshops enjoyable and beneficial.  If you want to contribute to a new nature trail that is certain to become a unique gem among network of Austin trails, join us for this project.

    Please join the Trail Tamers We would love to have you with us. By becoming a member you can Join us on other projects through out the year. Its a great way to get involved in helping people access nature and learn too protect the natural areas we all love.  Join for only $35.00 at www.TrailTamers.org 

Past events

Sunday, November 03, 2019 Guadalupe Mountain National Park
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Trail Construction - YMCA Roberts Ranch
Thursday, October 10, 2019 CTTT Davis Mountains Preserve Open Weekend Campout
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 CDTC - Lagunitas - Carson National Forest
Saturday, April 20, 2019 Intro to Trail Building Class Hosted by Wild Basin
Sunday, April 07, 2019 Nature Conservancy: Davis Mountains Preserve
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Nature Conservancy: Love Creek
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Trail Construction Clinic - YMCA Roberts Ranch
Saturday, February 09, 2019 Candlelight Ranch Trail Project
Monday, January 21, 2019 Colorado River Refuge - Bastrop
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Guadalupe Peak Trail Project
Friday, October 19, 2018 cancelled - Nature Conservancy: Love Creek - cancelled
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Continental Divide Canjilon Lakes Project NM
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Colorado River Refuge - Bastrop, TX (Trailhead Restoration)
Saturday, June 02, 2018 National Trails Day - Barton Creek Bike Diversion Project
Saturday, June 02, 2018 National Trails Day - Barton Creek Trail Maintenance
Friday, May 04, 2018 Balcones Canyonlands, Warbler Vista Trail Project
Friday, March 23, 2018 Introduction to Trail Maintenance
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Nature Conservancy: Love Creek
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Blanco State park
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Colorado River Refuge Trail Closures - Bastrop Tx
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Nature Conservancy: Love Creek
Saturday, November 11, 2017 Ray Fore Celebration and Work Project
Friday, October 27, 2017 Memorial Park Conservancy: Introduction to Trail Maintenance Class
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Davis Mountains Preserve
Thursday, August 24, 2017 CDT: Martinez Canyon Relocation (Carson National Forest)
Saturday, June 03, 2017 National Trails Day 2017: Introduction to Trail Maintenance Class and Hike
Monday, May 15, 2017 Love Creek Trail Flagging
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Advanced Trail Building Skills Class Hosted By Wild Basin
Sunday, April 02, 2017 Davis Mountains Preserve - Wolf Den Trail
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Intro to Trail Building Class Hosted by Wild Basin
Saturday, March 11, 2017 BCP Doe Skin Ranch Creek Crossing
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Love Creek Work Weekend
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Intro to Trail Building Class Hosted By Wild Basin
Saturday, February 04, 2017 Trail Clinic: Working Safely with Chainsaws
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Old Baldy Bridge Project - McKinney Falls State Park

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

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