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Whether you are new to trails or are an experienced trail builder, get ready to roll up your sleeves at New York-New Jersey Trail Conference's Trail U.

Trail University (or "Trail U" for short) gives outdoor enthusiasts the skills to help build and maintain trails. Thanks to people like you, the Trail Conference maintains almost 2,200 miles of trail in over 200 parks and preserves in New York and New Jersey.

We offer 3 Curriculum Tracks: Expert Trail Maintainer, Expert Trail Builder, and Expert Ecological Steward.

Start off with an Intro to Trail Maintenance Workshop or try technical rock shaping or learning to identify invasive plants. Trail U workshops are taught by professionals as well as experienced Trail Conference volunteers.

Complete all workshops in a curriculum track and email your Trail U Brochure PDF to, for your Trail Conference patch and rocker declaring you are an expert in that field. For each additional track completed, you will receive a new rocker - some dedicated students will try to earn them all!

Don't forget to download our Trail U Brochure to check off required workshops as you attend them!