Trail Maintainer Vacancies
To receive an MATC trail maintenance section, you must be a member of MATC, with trail maintenance skills.
These can be learned by joining MATC or the Maine Trail Crew worktrips or attending the MATC trail maintenance workshop.
Contact the District Overseer for more information or to apply for a Maintainer position
Current Maintainer Vacancies
Overseer, Katahdin District
- ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED
PO Box 1771
Greenville, ME 04441
- Gulf Hagas Mtn. from jct. of Gulf Hagas cut-off trail up to junction of maintainers trail. 2.2 miles of gradual climb along Gulf Hagas Brook (Map 2). Access from gated logging road (key available) off of the KI Road. Has been well maintained. Might make a good “beginner” section.
- Little Wilson Falls to Big Wilson Stream – Maintainer opening for a 3.1 mile section from the breathtaking Little Wilson Falls to Big Wilson Stream in the Wilson Valley of Elliottsville (MATC Map 3). Access to both ends of the trail from the Campground Road off of Elliottsville Road. Varied terrain, with some view points from ledge ridge tops. 200 yard walk over a beaver dam for variety. This gets a lot of hiker traffic from the 100 mile wilderness crowd. Posted 5/28/13
- Leeman Brook Shelter maintainer. -Access from route 15 or North Pond Tote Road.
- Pleasant River tote road. The section is 2.2 miles long, largely level, and parallels the Gulf Hagas Rim Trail as part of the Gulf Hagas Loop, starting at the intersection with Head of Gulf Trail and ending at the junction with the AT…it is a designated blue blaze side trail. Access is from the Head of Gulf Trail, or up the AT from KI Road crossing. The section has been well maintained, but is in need of serious bog bridge replacement, which is planned for the Maine Trail Crew in 2015.
Phone: (207) 672-4983
|The Kennebec District has two openings for trail maintainers as described below. Please contact Craig Dickstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.672.4983 if you would like to learn more about these volunteer opportunities.
We do want to take this opportunity to thank two retiring maintainers who have given many years to the AT in Maine. Dana Hall and Wally Donovan have worked tirelessly to keep their sections open and safe for hikers. We appreciate their efforts over the years and hope to see them on a future MATC work trip!
This section runs from Baker Siding (Joe’s Hole) on Moxie Pond south 2.5 miles to ‘the ledges’ on the north side of Pleasant Pond Mountain. The elevation gain on this section is approximately 800 feet; an agreeable ascent. The remarkable views from the high point of this section are of Moxie Pond and Moxie Bald Mountain to the east and Mosquito Mountain to the north. This view point provides an excellent lunch stop before returning down the mountain to your vehicle. A mixed forest type and minor stream crossings make this section a pleasure to hike. The section is in excellent shape with no impending trail projects.
This short section runs from Wyman Road (just north of Monson with ~ elev. 1050’) north to the Doughty Pond side trail (~ elev. 1250’) for a distance of 1.2 miles. The trail reaches a high point on the east side of Buck Hill at 1450 feet. Predominantly a mixed hardwood forest type with no stream crossings of note makes this section a most enjoyable section to maintain. It has been left in excellent shape and is ready for a new caretaker.
284 Ramsdell Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-0870
- The 2.4 mile Appalachian Trail section from South Horn to Bigelow Col including the 0.2 mi. North Horn Side Trail is available. This section features the summit of West peak in addition to the Horns summits. This section is in generally good shape but needs annual brush and blow down removal in addition to cleaning of water bars. It is accessed by the Stratton Brook pond road off Rt. 27 and a hike up either the Horns Pond side trail or the Fire warden’s trail and can be done as a 10 mile loop with 3000′ of elevation gain. – Posted 3-19-13
- The 3.1 mile AT section from the Caribou Valley Rd. to the summit of N. Crocker is available. This section features 1800′ of elevation gain and great views from the summits of both North and South Crocker. This section is currently accessed from the Caribou Valley Rd. which has been repaired this season This section is in reasonably good shape but needs annual maintenance of blow down removal, clipping and drainage clearing. Posted 7-23-12
- The 2 mile AT section from Piazza Rock to Eddy Pond is also available. This section features 800′ of elevation gain and great views from Eddy Pond. This section is currently accessed from the Beach Hill road and by hiking the AT to Piazza Rock a distance of 1 mile. This section is in reasonably good shape but needs annual maintenance of blowdown removal, clipping and drainage clearing. Posted 7-23-12
- The 1.7 mile Abraham side trail is also available. This section features 800′ of elevation gain and great views from the ridge of Abraham. This section is currently accessed from the Barnjum road by hiking the AT over Lone mountain a distance of 3 miles and 1000′ of elevation gain. This section is in reasonably good shape but needs annual maintenance of blow down removal, clipping and drainage clearing. Posted 2-17-12
Applicants should be willing to commit to making at least 3 trips per season, Spring, Summer and Fall to clear water bars and blow downs, do annual brush clipping as needed and blazing every few years. Just three tools are needed on most maintenance trips, a small handsaw, hand clippers and a short hand hoe.
Anyone interested in these assignment may apply ASAP and I will contact all applicants later this Season. Thanks for your interest!
Phone (207) 657-4249 email@example.com;
|No vacancies at this time
CORRIDOR MONITORING ASSIGNMENTS
MATC Overseer of Lands
|Corridor Monitor Assignments Available. There are still some great opportunities for becoming involved in this relatively new, exciting aspect of caring for the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Click this link for a list of available assignments, information about corridor monitoring and field training sessions.