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Trail Maintenance Projects

From one-day to week-longs, we’ve got a trail trip for you! Check out our list below to see our upcoming projects.

You do not need to have any experience to sign up for a project. We will give you the training and tools you need to do the work. Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions about our projects.

Project rating scale:

1 – Easy: Trail work is performed near or a short distance from a trailhead. Work is typically performed with a larger group. Minimal gear may be carried.

2 – Moderate: Day trip trail work is performed a small to medium distance from a trailhead. Volunteers (up to a dozen) will carry a daypack and tools.

3 – Difficult: Hike medium to long distances from a trailhead – these are overnight backpacking trips. Support of an outfitter or pack assistance may/may not be available.

4 – Very Strenuous: Hike medium to long distances often uphill from a trailhead – these are overnight backpacking trips. Support of an outfitter or pack assistance may/may not be available.

Click to see more projects:

WOW! Women’s Only Projects

Trail Monitoring Projects

Youth Maintenance Projects

Upcoming Projects:


2021 Clifty Mountain Trail #2

August 14 • North Idaho

Description:This 2-mile section of trail leads to a magnificent view of North Idaho’s Kootenai River Valley and the surrounding mountains. We’ll be working to repair over 40 water bars to help water drain properly off the trail. Join us for a nice Saturday project with a view! Dates: August 14 Volunteer Limit: 20 Fee to […]

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2021 Queens River Weekend

August 14-15 • Sawtooth Wilderness

Description: Continuing work from a WOW trip earlier in the summer, volunteers will camp starting Friday evening at the Queens River trailhead in the Sawtooth Wilderness near Atlanta to work on the Queens River trail.  We’ll provide dinner Friday and Saturday night and volunteers will bring their own breakfast and lunch. Dates: August 14-15 Volunteer […]

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2021 Bacon Creek Loop Weeklong

August 15-21 • North Idaho - St Joe

Description: The crew will meet at the Red Ives Guard Station at the end of the St Joe River Road out of St Maries, ID. Volunteers will meet the packers who will bring in the ITA camp kitchen and food on this fully supported trail work trip. Camp will be along the St Joe River […]

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2021 Caton Lake 5-Day

August 20-24 • Boise National Forest

Description: This year, ITA volunteers return to Caton Lake for the 5th season running! This will be a self-supported backpacking style trip where volunteers will purchase and prepare their own food. This is a great place to start exploring the South Fork Salmon River backcountry between Cascade and Yellowpine. We’ll set up our first camp […]

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2021 Monday Hikers Blacktail Lake Trail 24 Project

POSTPONED • North Idaho

Description: This will be our second year partnering with the Sandpoint Monday Hiker group to work on this popular trail. We’ll do brushing and tread work for several hours and then turn the hikers loose to finish their walk to the lake and beyond. Dates: Postponed because of road closures due to wildfires. Hope to […]

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2021 Gordon Creek 161

August 28 • North Idaho

Description: This 3-mile trail gains 1,700’ climbing up to the Pend Oreille Divide Trail, high above Lake Darling in upper Lightning Creek drainage. We will log out the trail and do some brushing and tread work. Join us for a fun 1-day project outside of Clark Fork, ID. Dates: August 28 Volunteer Limit: 20 Fee […]

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2021 Vance Lake Weeklong

August 29-September 4 • Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

Description: The ITA crew will meet the outfitters at Paradise Campground Sunday morning. We will pack in a light weight kitchen, tools, and some of the volunteers’ gear. It is a 14-mile hike in to the project location, climbing very gently along White Cap Creek. We will set up camp near the creek and continue […]

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2021 Sheep Creek Fall Jet Boat Trip

September 5-11 • Gospel Hump Wilderness

Description: This will be a follow-up to our Spring jet boat trip, continuing work up the remote Sheep Creek drainage in the Gospel Hump Wilderness near Riggins. The crew will jet boat in from Vinegar Creek Boat Launch to Sheep Creek Beach, and hike in with gear and tools to set up  camp about 5 […]

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2021 Johnson Saddle Fall Jet Boat Trip

September 5-11 • Gospel Hump Wilderness

Description: This project promises spectacular views of the Salmon River country as we work up the trail to Johnson Saddle! We’ll team up with the Sheep Creek crew on a jet boat shuttle from the Vinegar Creek boat ramp to the mouth of Sheep Creek on the Main Salmon River. The crew will backpack approximately 3 […]

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2021 Parker Ridge Trail 221 Project

September 10-12 • North Idaho

Description: This project will be a 3-day backpack up to a high camp at beautiful Long Mountain Lake. Volunteers work on the Parker Ridge Trail and the spur down to the lake (which has been stocked with arctic grayling). Project work will consist primarily of tread work and brushing. Dates: September 10 – 12 Volunteer […]

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2021 Chimney Rock Trail 256 Project

September 25 • North Idaho

Description: On this National Public Lands Day trail project, ITA volunteers will work on this beautiful 6-mile hiking trail that leads from upper Pack River to the foot of iconic Chimney Rock on the crest of the Selkirk Mountains. Enjoy this opportunity to celebrate your Public Lands and get out to the high country before […]

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2021 Kirkwood Pack Bridge Project (Full)

October 1-3 • Hells Canyon Wilderness

Description: Jet boat shuttle provided by Wallowa-Whitman NF shuttle crew from Pittsburgh Landing on Friday morning, October 1st. The crew will assist Forest Service personnel in finishing a rebuild of the pack bridge along the main Snake River trail at Kirkwood Ranch. Jet boat shuttle back to Pittsburgh Landing Sunday morning, October 3rd. Work on […]

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