National Trails Day at Big Rock Preserve

Each year people all across the country unite on the first Saturday of June in celebration of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. It’s the perfect opportunity to set off on a local trail with others in your community. Join the nationwide movement to give back to trails and build a world where everyone has access and feels welcome to enjoy the great outdoors.

There’s something magical about being outdoors. Fresh air, birds singing, moving along a trail, or even just around the block – there’s nothing quite like it. But today, trails and public spaces are in dire need of help – and not everyone has access to or feels welcome in these places that can calm and inspire. National Trails Day® is the perfect opportunity to get out there with the people you love, give back to the trails that bring us together, and make sure no one is left out.

Celebrate the 31st annual National Trails Day® with these easy steps:

1. JOIN: Support VLT Stewardship Staff at Big Rock Preserve on National Trails Day and participate in the restoration of Big Rock's "North Loop" trail.

2. PLEDGE: Take the #NationalTrailsDay Pledge and commit to leaving the trails and the outdoor community better than you found them. Take the pledge to be entered for a chance to win one of four outdoor gear prize packages.

3. CONNECT: Tag #NationalTrailsDay and @AmericanHiking and share how you’ll leave the trails and the outdoor community better than you found them. Tag your photos and video on Instagram for a chance to win several outdoor gear prize packages.


All volunteers must submit a signed waiver


Tripping hazards: uneven terrain, exposed roots, and Arundo canes
Vegetation: poison oak, scratchy vegetation Sun exposure
Wildlife: insects, lizards, birds, snakes, frogs, and turtles

What to bring

Sturdy shoes with good ankle support are best
Long-sleeved shirt and pants to protect from sun exposure and vegetation/poison oak/insects
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen for sun protection
Backpack with water and snacks

VLT will provide gloves and tools

Reminders: street parking only, no restrooms 

June 03, 2023 at 9:00am - 12pm
Big Rock Preserve
Ventura, CA 93001
United States
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Jack Hughes Anna Szymkowiak Mardi Caruso Roshan Powar

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