National Park Service hosting trails day

National Park Service hosting trails day

The National Park Service is conducting its National Trails Day on Saturday, where park officials and volunteers will be repairing part of the Backbone Trail east of Encinal Canyon Road.

“We’ll be working to improve the tread, cut back brush and prepare the trails to properly corral and channel next winter’s rains,” Mike Zenan, roads and trails work leader for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, said in a statement. “We always appreciate the public’s help maintaining our trail system.”

Volunteers should wear work gloves, protective footwear, long sleeves and pants, and sun protection. Tools and refreshments will be provided to volunteers. Participants must be at least eight years old and minors have to be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers meet at the trail head on Encinal Canyon Road,  about 2.4 miles from its intersection with Mulholland Highway, across from fire camp 13.

National Trails Day takes place each year on the first Saturday in June throughout the country.

For more information, or to RSVP, call 805.370.2383.