Baileys Trail System - Pre-Opening Prep Volunteer Day

Sunday, March 24th, 2024 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (ET)
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Join us for a volunteer event at the Baileys Trail System!! The Baileys Trail System currently features 58 miles of trail in the Wayne National Forest and will be nearly 88 miles upon completion. To learn more about the Baileys Trail System, visit our website: baileystrailsystem.org

Help us get ready for the trails to reopen for mountain bikes for the season! This volunteer event is on Sunday, March 24th, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and could consist of different tasks, including but not limited to rock armoring,  shaping the trail to promote drainage, and brushing the act of clearing a trail's corridor/path from overgrown vegetation. Registered volunteers will meet Trail Crew Leaders at the Chauncey-Dover Park Trailhead (located at 8433 West Bailey Road, Millfield, OH 45761) of the Baileys Trail System at 1:00 pm. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect.

Volunteers should be prepared to hike over rugged terrain while carrying tools and wearing personal protective equipment (including hard hats, safety glasses, and gloves). Volunteers may encounter dust & mud and get sweaty & dirty while volunteering.

A typical volunteer event at the Baileys Trail System begins with a group meeting at the Chauncey-Dover Park Trailhead. We will gather the group to review the day's plan, discuss safety, and sign volunteer forms. The Chauncey-Dover Park Trailhead has a restroom facility and will be the last opportunity to use one before heading out on the trails. There is generally good cell phone coverage throughout the trail system; however, volunteer projects may be in locations with poor to no cell phone service.

Depending on the project location, groups may drive caravan-style an additional ten or fewer miles from the trailhead to the workday access point (as instructed by group leaders). Group Leaders will then pass out personal protective equipment (PPE) and tools, and the group will hike to the work site. A typical hike to the work site is 1-4 miles by trail or Forest Service access roads. The hiking ranges from easy to moderate terrain, and it can feel strenuous when carrying a trail tool. 

Once at the work site, volunteer projects can range in intensity. Rock armoring is a more strenuous task; shaping trail drainage is a moderate task; and brushing is a low-intensity to moderate task. Review the above description to learn more about the planned task(s) for the day, or contact the event organizer with questions. 

Volunteers should wear:

  • Closed-toed shoes with laces and good ankle support

  • Long Pants 

  • Weather-appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting dirty or sweaty

Volunteers should bring:

  • Water bottle 

  • Snack(s)

  • Day Pack

ORCA will provide all tools and personal protective equipment.

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Jayanna Smith wrote on March 21st, 2024

Hello, I messaged a while back about having Tribeta volunteer for this event, but there are no spots left. I was wondering if you would allow extra volunteers to show.

GivePulse profile picture of Rachael Thayer Rachael Thayer  4 weeks ago
Hi Jayanna. Unfortunately I do not have the staff capacity to take anymore than 25 volunteers this Sunday. But we would love to organize a day for Tribeta if you email us at info@orcaohio.com.