National Trails Day

Be part of National Trails Day.


This event has already happened.
Jun 03, 2017
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Sandia Foothills
Cibola National Forest
Albuquerque, NM 87111


Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, the U.S. Forest Service, the Open Space Alliance, and other local organizations for this annual celebration of trails and outdoor recreation.

Volunteers work on more than 10 different conservation projects including land restoration, trail maintenance, and new trail construction in the Sandia Mountains and Open Space trail systems. There will be activities for all ages and fitness levels.

Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Picnic & Prizes

At the end of the event, we reward our volunteers with a free lunch and lots of prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

About National Trails Day

National Trails Day is celebrated with special events throughout the United States and is considered the largest and most influential trails celebration in the country.Every year, the American Hiking Association helps citizens organize hundreds of trails projects throughout the country.

The Open Space Division and other local organizations including the U.S. Forest Service, REI, Friends of the Sandia Mountains, and the Open Space Alliance have planned an exciting day of trails projects that will take place at the Elena Gallegos Open Space.

This is your opportunity to get outside and contribute to our outdoor recreational heritage by improving and maintaining the Sandia Foothills trails systems.

National Trails Day serves three main purposes:

  1. Educate the public on the importance of trails and their conservation;
  2. Strengthen alliances of different agencies that work together beyond National Trails Day;
  3. Create new trail advocates.




Jim Sattler