Western States Trail Joint Preservation

Several Western States Trail (WST) area organizations are jointly working together to assure that the WST remains open for future use. Trail work is conducted by, and/or in association with:

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Western States Endurance Run Foundation (WSERF)
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U.S. Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
California State Parks and Recreation

Focus is on trail preservation, either by improvement or maintenance, and is meant to provide a safe route for the Western States Endurance Run, Tevis Cup Ride, other events, as well as enjoyment of the trail by growing numbers of the general public who spend time in the outdoors.

Trail Volunteers are Essential!

Trail work is done principally by volunteers. The USFS and California State Parks & Recreation do not have general trail maintenance programs covering the Western States and peripheral trails. Also, the funding for WS Trail projects generally comes from private organizations, such as the WS Ride, WS Run and other sources.

Volunteering on the trail is rewarding and fun. Please see our sign-up page for details. We are in the process of rolling out our trail steward program. If you want to be involved contact: trails@wser.org

Please report downed trees, slides and washouts on the WST and provide photos, GPS information (See Below) and/or landmarks and WST ~mileage to: trails@wser.org
Note: Sending GPS information via Smart Phone Apps