Allingham Trail Skills College

Learn a new skill.

Make a Lasting Difference.

In partnership with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Deschutes National Forest, Discover Your Forest, Trailkeepers of Oregon, and Deschutes Trails Coalition


An in-person Trail Skills College event to learn about trail maintenance and stewardship.

Classes and camping are offered free of fees in an effort to inspire citizen stewardship of our National Forest Trails. In exchange, participants are asked to volunteer for 16 hours or more annually with one of the many trail volunteer groups represented at Allingham Trail Skills College.

Daily activities

What you’ll learn

In the 2023 event, in partnership with Deschutes Trails Coalition, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Discover Your Forest & Trailkeepers of Oregon, we hosted the 12th annual Allingham Trail Skills College on the Sisters Ranger District.

The 4-day event featured a variety of classes, lectures and opportunities for hands-on skills building related to trail repairs, crew and project management, trail design and layout, equipment maintenance and local ecosystems. Attendees, in turn, dedicate their time and energy to volunteering across trails in Central Oregon.

A huge thanks to all of the folks who donated their time & knowledge to instructing during the event and to those who attended as students to gain skills and network with local trails partners.


FREE of charge


Taught by professionals and volunteer leaders who have extensive experience


Open to NEW and SEASONED Trail Crew Volunteers


Include both CLASSROOM instruction and FIELD sessions

Skills Training

Stay tuned for information and registration for the 2024 Allingham Trail Skills College.

two women working with webbing to move a large fallen tree
a line of people walking out on a trail in the forest
a man with an ax cutting a fallen tree