friends of northern arizona forests

trail maintenance

While the Forest Service and other NGO’s provide most of the efforts on behalf of the forest trails near Flagstaff, FoNAF does assist in a few significant ways. 

1. Removal of fallen trees blocking trails
When the trails are free of snow a work party begins the process of opening the more heavily used ones like the Humphreys Peak and Kachina.  This process continues throughout the summer season covering all 250-300 miles of trails in the Flagstaff Ranger District. Typically the work party consists of three or four persons using a hand-powered crosscut saw.

2. Monitoring trail registers

At the entry point of each trail into the Kachina Peaks Wilderness there is a trail register box containing a log of those who pass.  FoNAF volunteers assist the FS in maintaining these logs and providing new ones as needed.  This occurs on an irregular basis.

3. Maintaining signage 

Signs indicating such things as wilderness rules and regulations are placed along various trails to inform users.  On an as-needed basis FoNAF volunteers assist the FS in erecting and maintaining these notices.

To contact the Trail Maintenance Coordinator for more information click here. 



We are a diverse, motivated group of volunteers working together toward common goals. Our members come from all age groups, walks of life, and backgrounds; each member brings unique skills and abilities, yet all share the love of being outdoors protecting and enhancing our forests.


Friends of Northern Arizona Forests
P.O. Box 3041
Flagstaff, AZ 86003-3041

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