Statewide Trails Program

Two Corpsmembers, one in foreground and one in the background, work together to carry a large wooden plank.

Monterey Bay Corpsmember Joey Olmeda, right, carries a plank of wood once part of a retaining wall at New Brighton State Beach in Capitola, CA.

The California Conservation Corps is in a unique position to build up and restore the large network of trails in California’s State Parks. The Statewide Trails program guides this partnership and allows Corpsmembers to receive job training and career exposure in some of most beautiful landscapes in the state.

Since its start, the CCC has worked with California State Parks on trail construction and maintenance. In 2008, the CCC and California State Parks set up the CCC-California State Parks Trail Program to coordinate their efforts to produce high-quality trails and provide Corpsmembers with training and skills development. These projects are unique in the level of sponsor involvement and Corpsmembers are consistently recruited from Statewide Trails crews for full time positions with California State Parks.

Projects funded under this program typically include complex trail work but can also involve fuels reduction in state owned forests, or the restoration of campgrounds and other State Parks facilities. Although these activities often go unnoticed, they are essential in ensuring recreational access while protecting delicate natural systems.

Watch CCC Trail Crews in Action

Grover Hot Springs State Park
Elevated Boardwalk and ADA Trail

Plumas-Eureka State Park
Madora Lake ADA Trail

Recent project work includes:

  • CZU Lightning Complex Fire restoration of Big Basin trails system
  • Lime Kiln & Ewoldsen trails in Big Sur SP, post Dolan Fire recovery
  • Trail reconstruction at Mt. San Jacinto SP
  • Vineyard Trail reconstruction at Jack London SHP.
  • Building restoration at Colonel Allensworth SHP
  • Leo Carillo State Beach Storm Damage Recovery
  • After Burn Recovery on Monterey and Santa Cruz State Parks
  • Trail Maintenance at Mt. Diablo State Park
  • APCD Project work at Oceano Dunes State Park
  • Bay Area State Parks Trail reconstruction
  • Prop 64 CWPP Trail Project in Montgomery Woods
  • Trail Reconstruction at Mt. Jacinto State Park located in between Palm Springs and Idlewild
  • Pfeiffer Falls Trail Reconstruction at Big Sur State Park on California’s Central Coast
  • Invasive species removal at Prairie Creek Redwoods & Tolowa State Park on California’s North Coast
  • Performed Trail work, fuel reduction in various parks including Ft. Ross SHP, George Hatfield SP, Topanga SP, Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area