Trail Projects

hard core trail project (chairback mt. trail)

Did you realize that the 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail were cleared, built and is still maintained by volunteers? 

5th Annual Hard Core trail project. Meet at the AT Lodge. Work on the Appalachian Trail, earn a Trails End Hard Core pathch then Bar-B-Q at the AT Lodge. Hard day's work but a lot of fun!! To register call 723-4321.

Bob Peoples in Tennessee founded the Hard Core 10-years ago and it has been a great way for hikers to give back to "the Trail".  The Trails End Hard Core Project was born in 2008.  A twelve-member crew of thruhikers and Maine Appalachian Trail Club members were successful in helping with maintainance of the Chairback trail.  

We need at least 20 volunteers to sign up.  You can sign up in Monson at Shaw's Lodging or by calling us at the AT Lodge (207)723-4321. Transportation will be provided from Millinocket, Monson, Jo-MaryRd. and Abol Bridge.  Lunch will be provided by the Appalachian Trail Cafe.  A Hiker Bar-B-Que will follow the Hard Core Project at the AT Lodge in Millinocket.  Free in town camping at Katahdin Cabins.  Transportation provided back to the pick up points on Sunday.