The Arnold Rim Trail Association is an all-volunteer group dedicated to developing trails for hiking, biking, fitness, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and more— great opportunities for both residents and guests to get out and enjoy the great outdoors just outside their doors! Volunteering to help make the Arnold Rim Trail vision a reality brings great rewards- new trails and new friends! As a trail user or supporter of the dream, we welcome you with open arms. Please join us by signing up below to receive our emails. We send one email per month, we never share our list, and you may always unsubscribe.  Also consider making a donation to further our community project. Click the donation link on the upper right of this page to learn more.

ART Trail Building Mornings

trailcrew2Volunteer Trail Building Mornings are held the third Saturday of each month from May through October. In addition to these third Saturday of the month sessions, we start the season with a Dave Edney memorial trail building session. Dave, along with our Forest Service partners, led our trail building for seven years. Dave’s birthday was May 1st, so each year we start out the year with a special memorial session on the Saturday closest to May 1st. In 2017, that will be April 29th.

On all trail building mornings, please meet at the US Forest Service Station in Hathaway Pines at 8:30 am. After a brief safety orientation by Jeffery Hilson, our Stanislaus Forest Service Trail Manager, we will car pool to the section of trail we will build that day. Since it often gets warm as the morning progresses, please bring layers, gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, and water. Long pants are suggested as we encounter Poison Oak on occasion. If you have a favorite garden tool like loppers, bring those, but we will have tools for everyone. Folks from eight to eighty-eight are invited; children should have adult supervision. We always wrap up by noon, often a bit earlier than noon. If you have another obligation that day, feel free to depart sooner as needed.

Thank you to all of our trail building volunteers for their ongoing commitment and dedication to the Arnold Rim Trail!

Mark your calendars now for the 2017 Trail Building Days.

Call Forest Service at (209) 795-1381 for more details.