Tread Construction and Repair Workshop

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Join this workshop hosted by the Taconic Trail Crew to learn all about how to use simple hand tools to construct sustainable trail tread, and keep it in good shape for the long haul!

Join the Taconic Trail Crew on this Tread Construction and Repair Workshop!

Our main goal with tread construction is to create a trail surface that keeps water off the trail and people on it resulting in sustainable trail systems. 

This course helps you gain or brush up on techniques to construct a sustainable trail and perform tread maintenance to keep the trail in good shape. These techniques include sidehill trail construction, utilizing sustainable grades, and implementing/restoring natural drainage features to shed water off the trail.  

For this project you'll be joining the Taconic Trail Crew in Hudson Highlands State Park and learning these skills as part of a series of re-routes on the Wilkinson Memorial Trail.

Know Before You Go

  • Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.
  • This location has limited cell phone reception, so plan accordingly.

Required Forms

  • All volunteers must fill out the online OPRHP Volunteer Form and select "Hudson Highlands State Park" before the work trip.
  • For volunteers under age 18, please submit a Guardian Consent form to prior to the volunteer day or bring the paper form the day of. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.


Thank you to our partners at Subaru for sponsoring this workshop! 

September 30th, 2023 from  8:30 AM to  2:30 PM
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Beacon, NY 12508
United States
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Additional worktrip information
Co-leader Robert Delap
For more information, contact... Volunteer Team at and Crew Leader Ash at
Minimum Age to Attend