Adopt-a-Forest Wilderness Trail




PO Box 5008-201
United States


This unique program empowers you to lead or be part of an effort to improve and/or restore the network of forest trails located adjacent to Yosemite National Park in and around the South Fork of the Merced River drainage, located in Mariposa County, California.

The South Fork River is an officially designated wild and scenic river that flows through the Sierra Nevada foothills. It's low-elevation character offers year-round recreational opportunities, and complements those higher elevation sites in neighboring Yosemite National Park. The cultural heritage of the watershed makes for fascinating exploring and storytelling.

Take the reins or simply volunteer to assist in the work. The work is varied, including:

  • collaborating with US Forest Service and other volunteers;
  • use of hand-held tools to refurbish the trail;
  • conveying the beauty of the area through your chosen art medium;
  • exciting and informing others through multi-media about the efforts of the South Fork Merced River Trailblazers; and
  • becoming an advocate for the South Fork.

The project operates throughout the year. Most trail work occurs in the fall, winter and spring, and take the form of day trips or overnight backpacking trips. Car camp sites are also located nearby. A full calendar of events is available for any interested person.


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Simply email us at; we'll answer your questions and get you going!