Lake James State Park – Community Workday and Ride @ Lake James State Park
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lake James State Park - Community Workday and Ride @ Lake James State Park | Linville | North Carolina | United States

Join the Alliance for a Community Trail Workday at Lake James State Park! This event is free of charge.

Meet at the Paddy’s Creek location on Saturday, Nov. 4th. This will be a community effort with: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) and Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail (F3ST) volunteers serving as our partners and leaders. We hope to have a great turnout!

Please bring a daypack with water and snacks. We will provide TOOLS and experienced CREW LEADERS. No experience required. We will be working on the Wimba Loops. Work will include trimming and clearing drainage to help control water on the trail. If you have safety glasses, please bring them for your own use.

Click Here for required pre-registration

Also, for those interested we’ll lead a, no-drop, group mountain bike ride after the workday. So, bring your riding gear and your bike!


9:00 am – Meet at Lake James State Park MTB Trailhead
9:00 – 9:15 am – Safety talk, crew assignment, explanation of tasks
9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Work
12:15 – 12:30 pm – Return to trailhead and collect tools

1:00 pm – Group Ride

*We hope to increase the volunteer capacity of all trail groups within Burke County through partnership events like this. Thank you for your support1


Wilson and Woodruff Work Party @ Upper Wilson Trailhead
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wilson and Woodruff Work Party @ Upper Wilson Trailhead | Gragg | North Carolina | United States

Join us Sunday November 12 for a large workday where we will be working on two trails in Pisgah. We will be meeting at the Upper Wilson Ridge (21 Jumps) Trailhead on Edgemont Rd. in Gragg (36.040297, -81.748758). If you are unfamiliar with this part of the forest, it is a remote area so plan accordingly to be on time or early. There is no reliable cell service. Parking is also limited, so carpool with others that you know are coming. At 9am, we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items on the trails. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided. Also, please fill out the Trail Volunteer RSVP form so we can plan ahead. Rain date is Sunday 11/19.. If this gets postponed, the call will be made by 7am the day of and an email will be sent to the RSVP list.

Annual Chapter Meeting
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our Annual Chapter Meeting on Friday, December 8. Location TBD. Doors open at 6. Meeting will start promptly at 6:30.

During this meeting we will take care of some quick annual business. We’re holding our annual elections. We’ll provide some information on the state of the Alliance. Lastly, but most importantly there will be plenty of time for conversation. Details on food and beverages are forthcoming. If you’re interested in joining our board please reach out to  We’re always looking for passionate folks to help us drive our mission

Meeting is open to everyone, including non-members.

We continue to have lots to talk about. Whether you’ve already joined the Alliance or just wanting some information, stop on by to find out what we are all about.