How to Apply

Photo of backcountry lake, water in the foreground, mountains in the deep background

Fewer than 100 slots are available for the Backcountry Trails Program and competition is strong! Follow the instructions closely and start your application early.

Backcountry Trails Program in partnership with Americorps

The 2024 Backcountry Trails Program application is now closed.

Please contact the Backcountry Trails Program at or 707-599-2803 with any questions.

Considering applying for the Backcountry Trails Program? Read through the following documents to see if the program is right for you and to prepare yourself for the application process.

BCTP Eligibility FAQs (PDF)

BCTP Information to Consider (PDF)

BCTP Personal Equipment List (PDF)

BCTP Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)