Trail Academy

FTI’s Trail Academy is an experiential training for trail enthusiasts who want to give back.

This spring, we’re launching the Trail Academy with 2 pilot events!

May 21, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: 20 participants
June 11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: 20 participants

Who: You!

Classroom portion: Outdoors at the USFS Flagstaff Ranger District Office
5705 US-89, Flagstaff, AZ
Field Activities: Fatman’s Loop

Cost: FREE. Lunch & snacks are provided!

Attendees will learn how to assess trail maintenance issues in a fun, interactive setting. Through an outdoor classroom session and on-the-trail practice, participants will gain practical knowledge of:

  • Leave No Trace ethics
  • Trail ettiquete
  • Sustainable trail design
  • Trail features and structures
  • Landscape hydrology
  • Trail maintenance issues and solutions
  • Public lands volunteerism

Trail Academy participants will develop skills and knowledge useful for launching trail-related jobs, getting involved in trail stewardship initiatives, and promoting mindful trail use. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Click here to sign up today!

Find Volunteer Opportunities with FTI’s Partnering Organizations

  • Coconino National Forest

    Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied.

  • City of Flagstaff

    There are many opportunities to volunteer with the City of Flagstaff, and many reasons to volunteer.

  • Flagstaff Biking Organization

    Flagstaff Biking is continuing its commitment to the maintenance and construction of bicycle-friendly trails in Northern Arizona.

  • Coconino Trail Riders

    Our goal is to work with the local groups & government agencies to keep our trails open and establish a trail use plan that benefits all users.

  • Munds Trail Stewards

    Join MUTS for any of our events to support the Munds Park community and the Coconino National Forest.