Alum Rock Trail Crew

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Alum Rock Park

15350 Penitencia Creek Road

San Jose, CA 95127

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Hike and work the trails in San Jose's iconic Alum Rock Park!

About this event

The City of San Jose is no longer requiring volunteers to provide proof of vaccination/booster shots in order to participate in City-sponsored events.

On the day of the event, staff will conduct a quick Health Survey. Masks are not required but are strongly recommended.


Love to hike? Want to learn more about trail and restoration work? Then come join us every second Saturday with the Alum Rock Trail Crew!

Volunteers will meet in the Youth Science Institute parking lot, at the farthest end of the park. Follow the yellow "Volunteer Event" signs and register at the lime green volunteer truck and trailer.

Trail crew starts PROMPTLY at 9:00 AM. Give yourself sufficient time to reach the destination. It is a winding 2 mile road from the main gate to the end of the park.

No experience is necessary! All tools and instruction will be provided. Please bring a filled water bottle, snacks, and wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Dress for the weather! The event will be held, rain or shine!

Important-All COVID-19 protocols will be followed for now. Please stay home if you are sick. A Health Survey is required before entry.

Please download the Volunteer Service Agreement and bring the form with you to the event. Extra forms are available at the registration table on the day of the event!

Note: All persons under 17 must have a parent's signature. Community service hours are given for middle and high school students!

You can find the document by pasting this URL into your browser:

Please remember to cancel if you cannot make it to the event.

Come meet the community while keeping our parks clean!

Thank you for volunteering! See you on the trails!