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Trail Maintenance - Sweetwater Loop

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Mariposa Trails

Have fun while making an impact. Join "Mariposa Trails" for a day full of friendship and beauty while working on the "Sweetwater Loop Trails" in the wild South Fork Merced River Canyon.

Here's what to Expect

- meet new people; make new friends

- all day outdoor adventure, exercise and relaxation;

- great feelings by helping to maintain and improve recreational trails;

- your leader is a mountain guide- learn about the physical and cultural treasures of the forest.

What to Bring

friends and a fun attitude!


weather appropriate clothing



Mariposa Trails will Bring

Tools, gloves and helmets.

*** Volunteers are not required to do what they don't feel comfortable doing.

Where is the Sweetwater Loop Trail? See our Trail Map

Here's the Plan

This will be a 4-mile round trip hike, plus the trail work. We'll meet at 930AM, be at the site by 10AM, get oriented and talk safety, then hike to the work site and begin work. A 30-minute lunch will be about noon. We'll work until 3pm, then hike back to the trailhead for some refreshments.

Learn More about what happens on a "TRAIL TENDING DAY":

Learn More about being a "TRAIL TENDING VOLUNTEER":

OUR SPONSORS: "Mariposa Trails" events would not be possible without grants for tools from the "National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance," collaboration with the "Upper Merced River Watershed Council," partnership with the "Sierra National Forest," and your participation. BIG thanks to all our volunteers!

1 Shift
Available spots are approximations

  • Mon Oct 25, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Mariposa CA 95338 US

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About Mariposa Trails


PO Box 5008-139, Mariposa, CA 95338, US

Mission Statement

We provide trail access and promote its use for adventure, health, stewardship, education and community prosperity. In these times, we often find ourselves separated from one another, alone behind a computer screen, secluded in a social media bubble or estranged by ideologies. Finding common ground between city and rural dweller, people of disparate economic means or even age, can be a struggle. At the same time, we find ourselves separated from nature. Locally, our access to nature is limited more and more by natural disasters and little to no federal budget for non-motorized trails. Yet, these are also times when we have learned about nature’s healing power, the benefits of outdoor activity and the real necessity for human connection. Mariposa Trails believes that through our sojourns in nature and stewardship of trails, we find that common ground. Our stewardship, education and adventure programs foster health and offer a fresh hope of restoration. They are also an invitation to build comradery with one another, while acknowledging nature is reciprocating with the gift of health and healing in people.


Volunteers are the heart of the MARIPOSA TRAILS organization, shaping its vision, enlivening its mission, and achieving its goal to maintain and promote recreational trail access for hikers, runners, cyclists, equestrians and others. If you share our belief that health, prosperity and fun are grounded in our access to the earth, and our care of it, then join us. You can make a difference by being an active and valued member of the MARIPOSA TRAILS community.

As a non-profit trail centric organization we rely on people volunteering to help us meet our goals and objectives.

We are currently looking for volunteers with the following interests:

Trail Ambassador/Monitor

Social Media Manager

Membership Development


Grant Researcher and Writer

Hiking Trip Leaders

Newsletter Editor

Graphic Design/Bandana Project


Trail Maintenance



Mon Oct 25, 2021
09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift


Mariposa, CA 95338







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