Several WS Trail area organizations are individually
and jointly working together to assure that the WS Trail remains open for
future use. Trail work is conducted by, and/or in association with,
Focus is on trail preservation, either by improvement
or maintenance, and is meant to provide a safe route for the Western States
Endurance Run and the Tevis Cup Ride, as well as enjoyment of the trail by
growing numbers of the general public who spend time in the outdoors.
Please report downed trees, slides and
washouts on the WS Trail to trailswstrail.org.
Trail work is done principally by volunteers. The USFS
and California State Parks & Recreation do not have general trail
maintenance programs covering the Western States and peripheral trails. Also,
the funding for WS Trail projects generally comes from private organizations,
such as the WS Ride, the WS Run and their associated foundations.
Volunteering on the trail is rewarding and fun. And,
for those who are entered in the WS Run and are within driving distance of the
WS Trail, scheduled work projects are the perfect way to satisfy the Run's
volunteer service requirement!