• Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Catoctin Mountain Park’s trail system is one of its most valued and utilized resources. Park staff continually work to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable, safe trail experience. Our Trail Stewards, volunteers who hike and monitor the trails, are a key part of our trail maintenance efforts. We count on these volunteers to observe trail conditions and report any changes to Visitor Center (VC) staff. Just as importantly, stewards help ensure that visitors understand Park rules and engage in only safe trail activities.
Walk/ ride horse along equestrian trails of the park during each rove.
Make contact with visitors to address any concerns
Inform the Visitor Center staff of any major trail problems or concerns, and/or fill out a Trail Condition Report form.
Perform minor vegetation/obstruction removal on equestrian trails.
Use a Park radio to report any emergencies to the appropriate park personnel.
Comfortable walking/horseback riding for extended time periods (2+ hours), often on uneven ground
Ability to own and use adequate hiking gear
Provide own horse, horse trailer, saddle, and all other related equestrian gear.
Willingness to engage with Park visitors and VC staff.
Vegetation removal equipment, tools, gloves, and all other safety equipment relevant to this position will be provided by Catoctin Mountain Park.