We’d like your feedback!

Our trail volunteers are on summer break, but our leadership team is still at work behind the scenes.

We hope our new website will help you find the information you are looking for!

We had some ambitious administrative goals set for this summer and we are excited to share what we’ve accomplished. We have just completed a website redesign making it easier for you to:

We’d love to hear your feedback. Take a look around and then drop a comment on the contact us page.

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Trail Update: June 25, 2022

We accomplished a lot at our June 25 session!

Twenty (20) volunteers completed three tasks:

  • We finished the bridge’s exit ramp.
  • Opened the new bridge to the public foot traffic.
  • Cleared blackberries vines to open up the view of the creek from the bridge!

It was a hot one, thanks everyone!

We are on summer break now, but here’s our calendar – its not too early to sign up for our fall work parties or make a donation.

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Trail Update: May 26, 2022

Thursday, May 26th was a warm, muggy spring day and we had a great time working with staff from PNW National Outdoor Leadership School.

In a special session scheduled to accommodate their work week, 15 volunteers logged more than 100 hours and cleared over 1000 feet of new trail! Thanks NOLS!

Staff from PNW NOLS volunteered a day of work to the trail project at Northern State Recreation Area on May 26, 2022.

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Adam, then and now :)

Adam (above) in 2015, then this year.

Adam is our longest serving youth volunteer. He started volunteering with us nearly a decade ago. This year he graduated from Mount Vernon High School, where he served as their ASB President.

We are so proud of Adam. He has done a lot to earn his place on our leadership team. Hard working and full of good energy, he runs equipment and is always looking around and asking “OK, what’s next?” He’s a serious guy most of the time but is known to bust out some pretty sweet dance moves when the mood strikes.

Congratulations and Happy Graduation, Adam!

Trail Update: We Can See Summer Coming!

Berries take color as the end of the trail building year nears. Two sessions remain before summer break; June 11 and June 25.

Pictured (above) we reached the end of the flagging last session. Machine work using a mini-excavator this summer is planned.

On June 25th we’ll complete the Pump-house Trail Bridge and learn what Guest Group has earned our coveted top spot.

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Trail Update: May 28, 2022

On Saturday, May 28th nineteen (19) hearty volunteers cleared another thousand feet of trail. To see more photos of our volunteers, and the work, go to Instagram and Facebook.

Registration is open for the Saturday, June 11th session. Since it falls on “graduation weekend” we expect to be short on volunteers.

Please contact us to become a volunteer!

Jerry, our crew leader, goofing off. Cheers!

Trail Update: May 14, 2022

On Saturday, May 14th twenty (20) volunteers, shown below, made real progress. More work was completed on the bridge, while the rest of us cleared trail. At day’s end nearly a quarter mile of new trail had been roughed out.

Below you can see that we are ready with another trail section that’s ready to go.

Registration is open for the May 28th session. For photos, videos and details on what’s next, check us out on Instagram and Facebook.

A big thanks to our volunteers!

Trail Update: On a Trip We Found An Inspired Trail…

In Wenatchee we found a gem, the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail. An old bridge (above) does double duty; accommodating a water line and non-motorized traffic.

The trail covers over 20 miles, paralleling the Columbia River on two sides. It passes through several city parks, a wildlife refuge, walking trails, and commercial zones – with shopping and restaurants. It also includes two beautifully maintained state parks with camping. We enjoyed daily rides, with great food and beverages along the way.

We know the level of cooperation required to build a community trail system, we admire what the Wenatchee community accomplished.

This is a model worth copying!

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Moving rock across the creek using a hi-line!

On Saturday, April 23 we had great weather and a solid turnout with 15 hard working volunteers, all contributing their time and energy to the project! The Skagit Valley Herald attended and wrote about it.

We had three teams working. One team at the trail entrance, spreading top soil and planting grass seed. Another team was working on the bridge. The third team had the exciting task of moving rock across the creek using a hi-line! Check out the video below.

The bridge over Hill Creek isn’t finished yet, so how do we move rock across the creek safely? Using a hi-line! For more videos, follow us on instagram @skagittrailbuilders

Volunteers spread top soil at the trail entrance in preparation for planting grass seed.

LeOla and Heather shovel top soil into buckets and wheelbarrows.

Making progress on Hill Creek Bridge at the Pump House crossing.

Checkout our new t-shirts! A big thanks to Adam at Cedar Creek Printing, of Burlington, WA. The significant discount he provided made hoodies for our leadership possible.

A big thanks to our volunteers and supporters!

Trail Update: Our Earth Day 2022 Session…

Work on the Pump-house Bridge continues.

The bridge we’re building, over Hill Creek, has been slow going. We hope that better weather will boost volunteer turnout. This trail, when it’s completed, will be a two mile long loop trail.

On April 9th fourteen (14) of us worked on three tasks. The trailhead was prepped for seeding grass, an access point for staging trail building materials was improved, and more bridge work was completed.

On April 23rd, our Earth Day session, we’ll be moving rock using a high-line. This decade old post shows photos of our last high-line, and this video shows it in use. They’re cool!

Registration is open for the April 23th session. For more photos and videos check us out on Instagram and Facebook.

Youth groups and young volunteers are welcome. To learn more about the benefits of volunteering for young people, please read the “5 Reasons Teens Should Volunteer.”