About MWBA Trail Work

MWBA gathers once a month for trail work on multi-user trails in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Usually on a Sunday, volunteers spend the morning correcting drainage, rock armoring switchbacks, patching ruts, moving land slides, and fixing trail surfaces.  MWBA focuses on keeping our trails accessible for all user groups, not just mountain bikers.  We also take the opportunity to speak with riders we see on the trail about bike bells, trail courtesy, and volunteer work.

MWBA volunteers work regularly on Sunset Ridge Trail, Sam Merrill, and El Prieto.  We have also done trail work on Strawberry Peak, Rattlesnake, and other spots.

After about 3-4 hours of good work, we wrap it up and enjoy lunch together.  Trail work is a great way to give back to your favorite trail and to meet other trail users.  It is perfect way to experience trails from a different perspective.  A trail work day is always rewarding time and its great fun to ride a trail that you have helped maintain.

MWBA also has a team of USFS trained & certified Chainsaw Sawyers.  The Station Fire burned a massive amount of our forest and every time the wind picks up another tree falls.  The Sawyer team is “on call” for fallen tree clearing duties and commonly works on weekdays when trail traffic is lower.  MWBA is very grateful to our local Little Tujunga Hot Shots crew who trained our sawyers and continue to offer valuable advice and support.

Come out and join us on a weekend trail work day!  No trail work experience is necessary.  All you need is yourself, a long sleeved shirt, pants, sturdy boots, and a smile.  We guarantee you will have a fun day working alongside other mountain bikers!