The LMVA Trail Maintenance Crew maintains the approximate 35-mile trail system
in the Mount Laguna Recreation Area, making it safer and more enjoyable for hikers, mountain bikers, and travelers on horseback.
LMVA built the Big Laguna and Indian Creek trails, but we are currently in maintenance mode. Maintenance consists of
removing brush encroaching on the trail, tread maintenance, repairing erosion, and removing root balls and rocks.
Safety is the Number One priority for the Trail Crew, and we are proud that our safety record is outstanding.
Trail crew members wear safety gear including hard hats, sturdy and protective footwear, gloves, long-sleeve shirts and long
pants. All maintenance outings start with a brief safety refresher. The work site may involve long-distance hiking
while lugging trail tools. The dust and heat can be intense in the summer months, and it can be bitterly cold and
windy in winter. Adequate advance preparation is key.
A "tread molar" is extracted from the trail.
But there is nothing like a day out on the trail getting
dirty, watching wildlife, working hard and receiving satisfaction from an appreciative comment by a trail user. The
Trail Crew meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (holidays excepted), starting out from the Roost headquarters.
Check our calendar for upcoming trail events.