Trail Structures Workshop: Native Stone Steps

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Have you noticed the stone structures on a trail such as stairs, walls, or stepping stones? Ever wonder how or why they are there? Take this workshop to find out!

image-20220715092824-1.pngJoin the Taconic Trail Crew on this Trail Structures Workshop: Native Stone Steps

Trail structures are built to make a trail safer, more sustainable, and more enjoyable. Types of stone trail structures include stairs, walls, stepping stones, culverts, etc. Trail structures may be built with materials on site or imported, but many of the stone structures you see on trails in this area are built from native stone found on site.

In this workshop we will focus on building stone stairs. This course helps you gain or brush up on the skills to build safe, long-lasting stone trail structures that fit into their surroundings and provide a positive user experience. You will also learn why and where structures are applicable.

Know Before You Go

  • Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.

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 [email protected] prior to the volunteer day or bring the paper form the day of. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.
October 7th, 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 workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Robert Delap
Instructor [email protected]
For more information, contact... Volunteer Team at [email protected] and Crew Leader Ash at [email protected]