Maintaining Shenandoah’s Roads & Trails

Enhancing Visitor Experience

Keeping trails in top condition not only keeps hikers happy, but it’s good for the environment!

Donor-funded trail maintenance crews makes for happy hikers, bikers, and healthy habitats. In the past, SNP Trust has helped fund overlook, picnic grounds construction, and campgrounds maintenance.

Project Title: Trail Maintenance 

Project Purpose: to improve trail condition for visitor safety and enjoyment as well as reducing damage to park resources on 16 hiking/equestrian trails/roads

Project Goals:

  • to support the work of two PATC volunteer crew projects
  • to maintain these 16 trails following standards provided in the Backcountry and Wilderness Management Plan

Project Impact: Trail use is one of the three most frequent activities identified by park visitors.  Park trail crews will improve trail condition for visitor safety and enjoyment as well as reducing damage to park resources. This project provides basic maintenance funds for safe visitor use along defined corridors to popular destinations, allowing visitors to enjoy many areas of interest (waterfalls, wilderness areas, viewpoints, etc.) as planned (without hazards and off-trail delays that may create problems for all).

Project Partners: PATC (Potomac Appalachian Trail Club)

Project Timeline: 2022 – 2023

Project Funding: $44,600

How YOU can help: SNP Trust donors can visit the funded trails or roads, or even join the trail crew working on a specific project for that day.

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