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Trail guides are knowledgeable volunteers trained to lead park walks. They are outdoor enthusiasts who want to share their love of nature, and the ecology and history of Rockland County with other county residents. Trail guides have received over ten hours of training and many are certified in CPR and First Aid. They help to raise awareness of our parks as environmental and recreational resources while leading organized group walks though county and state parks.

The trail guides are easy to recognize in their green trail guide t-shirt, jacket and sun hat. They foster a pleasant, friendly atmosphere on each walk they lead. In addition, there is a trail guide on each walk who is designated as a "sweep," meaning someone who makes sure no one gets left behind on a walk.

Click here to meet the trail guides.

Interested in becoming a Rockland County Trail Guide?

Are you:

  • At least 18 years of age?
  • Interested in meeting like-minded residents while educating the community about the natural environment?
  • Able to commit to leading or sweeping at least two walks a year?

Interested volunteers must complete an application by Monday, May 8, 2017. There will be an in-person information session held on May 16 at 6 pm to learn more about becoming a Trail Guide.
Contact us at steps@co.rockland.ny.us or call 845-708-7307 today for more information!


The Rockland County Trail Guide Program was created in partnership with the County of Rockland's Division of Environmental Resources, the Rockland County Youth Bureau's Conservation and Service Corps and the Rockland County Department of Health's Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention to train Rockland residents to lead guided park walks.