Are you concerned about the poor state of some trails in Kananaskis Country? If so, you can pitch in and help by participating in a volunteer trail maintenance program co-ordinated by The Friends of Kananaskis Country.
You don’t have to be a pick-axe wielding strongman — there are three levels of activity, from reporting on trail conditions to digging drainage ditches. The type of work you can expect for each level of involvement is:
- Litter pickup, maintaining culverts and ditches, hand pruning and disposal, and trail condition reporting.
- Includes the above duties plus small drainage ditching and deadfall removal with hand tools, and repair/replace signage.
- Includes both of the above plus trail surfacing, bridge repair, digging/clearing drainage ditches, and large deadfall removal.
Mountain Bike Trail Care
The Bow Valley and surrounding Kananaskis Country boast some of the best mountain biking Canada has to offer. The friends of Kananaskis Country are committed to providing quality mountain bike experiences for riders of all levels without undermining the ecological integrity of the area. In 2005 they built two new mountain bike trails including the Reclaimer (a gnarly downhill adrenaline rush) and The International (a fun intermediate kilometre single track trail). Ongoing is the construction of the Highline Trail from below Ha Ling Peak to Wind Valley.
To volunteer, email Friends of Kananaskis Country at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (403) 678-5593.