Trails Committee

Young woman restoring rocky trail on the incline side of a mountain.
Image courtesy of @appalachianmountclub

Trails Committee

Ever wondered why the trail you are using is overgrown, has a blowdown that blocks your path, has ankle deep mud, or doesn’t have footbridge over that stream? If so, we need your help to improve trail conditions to make sure users enjoy our abundant open spaces and natural resources in the Boston area.

Join us in one of our upcoming trail projects and become active in the Boston Chapter Trails Committee.

Trails Committee Activities

Mission Statement

The AMC Boston Chapter Trails Committee works in partnership with local public and private non-profit groups to build and maintain walking trails in local parks and conservation land.

The objective is for the trail work activities to encourage volunteerism for trails, to protect natural resources, and to allow enjoyment of these resources by our members and the public.  Trail work activities will be conducted in accordance with the values and goals of the AMC.

Since 1995 we have been working with metropolitan area organizations that include the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), National Park Service, Bay Circuit Alliance, Friends of the Middlesex Fells, New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA), Sudbury Valley Trustees, New England Forestry Foundation, Mass Audubon and The Trustees of Reservations.

Get Involved

The Trails Committee provides the leadership for doing trail projects and is open to all AMC members interested in trail stewardship. If you would like to become involved:

  • Contact the Trails Committee Chair or come to a meeting.
  • Learn about how we plan trail development and maintenance projects.
  • Become a co-leader, and work up to selecting and leading projects.
  • Bonus!!! Only 2 meetings per year.


The position for Chair is currently open.  If interested in filling this position, please contact Cindy Crosby at