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WOW! Women Only Weekends

WOW! stands for “women only weekend”. This is an ITA program that was created to promote a fun and empowering environment for all female-identifying persons to come and learn or continue honing their trail maintenance skills.

“One of the best experiences of the summer!!! I met a bunch of great people while volunteering for a great cause. I hope to do many more of these in the future!!!” – Bonnie (WOW volunteer)

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.

Until April 1, all project sign-ups are reserved for members only! You can become a member for as little as $25 a year. Click here to learn more!

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.

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Trail Maintenance Projects

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Youth Projects

Upcoming Projects:


Station Creek – WOW (Postponed)

April 25 • Boise NF

Project: Station Creek – WOW Description: This Women Only Weekend crew will tackle the Station Creek trail across from the Garden Valley Ranger Station. This trail is a short drive from Boise and offers great views of the surrounding mountains. Work will consist mostly of correcting tread issues as the trail climbs up towards the […]

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Needles Summit – WOW

July 11-12 • Payette NF

Project: Needles Summit Description: Join us for this Women’s Only Weekend in the Payette National Forest. Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Kennelly Campground Friday evening. On Saturday morning, volunteers will hike in 2.5 miles to drop camp and begin trail work on the Needles Summit Trail. Sunday Morning, we’ll work until lunch and then head […]

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Prairie-Miner Loop – WOW

Late July • Sawtooth National Rec Area

Project: Prairie-Miner Loop Description: We will be co-oping with the Wood River Trails Coalition (https://woodrivertrailscoalition.org/) to work the non-motorized trails of the Prairie-Miner Loop (potential trails: #134, #132, #135) in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.  We will be car camping near the trailhead, which is ~30 minutes north of Ketchum.  Participants should be prepared for […]

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Blacktail Lake – WOW

August 22-23 • Idaho Panhandle NF

Project: Blacktail Lake Description: On this Women’s Only Weekend, we’ll do a lot of brushing plus some drainage and tread work on this 3-mile trail to beautiful Blacktail Lake. Those who want, can camp at the trailhead overnight or work for just one day. Contact Pam Bond for more info. Dates: August 22-23 Volunteer Limit: 20 […]

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Little Queens River – WOW

September 12-13 • Sawtooth Wilderness

Project: Little Queens River Description: Explore the Little Queens River outside of Atlanta on this Women’s Only Weekend. Little Queens River trail forms a loop with the Queens River and offers access to some seldom-visited Sawtooth Lakes. Volunteers will focus on brushing, tread work, and drainage improvements. Dates: September 12-13 Volunteer Limit: 10 Fee to […]

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