Trail Work Crews




PATC sponsors a number of trail crews.  Most of the crews work in a specific regional trail district, but some (the Cadillac Crew and the Acme Treadway Company) are "roaming" crews.  Crews tackle large trail tasks, such as building new tread, and major rehab projects.  


All PATC trail crews welcome new members.  Monthly work trips are posted on the on-line calendar on this site, along with contact information. Working with a PATC trail crew is a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills.  New trail maintainers are especially encouraged to work with a crew.  



Use the menu at right to find out more about the various crews.  Several crews host their own website which are linked to the crew articles.


Spring & Summer Crews


Each year PATC sponsors  two week-long work crews.  The crews are coordinated with the National Park Service and are scheduled in Shenandoah National Park.   Volunteers learn trail skills from the professionals in the Park, and spend the week enjoying the comradery of other crew members.  All meals and accommodations are covered by the PATC and its partners.




John Howard had worked Massarock Crew for the last 26 years!

The schedule for 2017

Shenandoah Trail Crew

North District                 FULL  May 21-26
Central District                Aug 27-Sept 1                  

The application for 2017

Application (pdf version)
(Adobe PDF File)