Trail Crew Leaders and Assistants

  • Washington Trails Association
  • Feb 14, 2023
Seasonal Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Protection Forestry Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness Parks

Job Description

Inspiring Hikers to Create Trails for Everyone, Forever

Washington is home to extraordinary hiking destinations, including desert dunes, wild beaches, tranquil mountain tops and raging rivers. Washington is also home to a community of people who are passionate about exploring and protecting these places. This constituency—our members and supporters—is key to the future of trails in Washington.

Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the nation’s largest hiking and trail maintenance nonprofit. We have a 50-year legacy of engaging the hiking community to ensure Washington’s trails stand the test of time. With more than 27,000 members and an online community of over 300,000 and growing, we are connecting people to the outdoors — from everyday adventures to backcountry explorations. Each year 4,500 WTA volunteers perform over 160,000 hours of trail maintenance across the state. We mobilize hikers as public lands advocates, trail stewards, and on-the-ground experts sharing knowledge with fellow hikers. WTA’s strength is our community and our vision depends on fostering an inclusive organization where everyone feels welcome and represented. Together we can ensure there are trails for everyone, forever.

Position Summary

WTA is seeking trail leaders who love working with people and share our commitment to trail stewardship and volunteerism. The ideal candidates will love working outdoors with others in all weather, have prior experience camping and doing trail work, and share our belief that everyone should feel safe and included in the outdoors community.

A variety of positions are based throughout the state. Compensation starts at $21.00/hour and up to $23.00/hour depending on the position and experience. Positions are also eligible for paid holidays, sick leave, health stipend and an employer match retirement plan.

How to Apply

Click on or copy the following URL link to our application form to apply for this position: and email your resume to If there are other open seasonal positions you would like to apply for, include this information in the application form. The positions are open until filled.


Nonprofit- NGO


$21.00 - $23.00/hour