The COSCA system includes more than151 miles of trails, and we’re making that number larger every year! During the Fall and Spring Trail Work Days, volunteers come out to help build new trails for everyone to enjoy. Sometimes we instead go out to repair trails that were damaged during severe winter weather. Groups including local businesses volunteer their time to help the trails as a way to give back to the community.
Our trail building and restoration activities rely on volunteers to help out. If you would like to see more and better trails, you can help by signing up to hear about upcoming events!
Annual Fall Trail Work Day, October 20, 2018
About 80 volunteers came out to help build a new trail that leads from Westlake Village Community Park and YMCA to the Saddle Pass Trail. This trail is east of the trail we’ve previously been building and will complete a loop between the community park and Saddle Pass. Over 3½ hours, the volunteers built about a half mile of new trail. It crosses a very steep hillside, requiring the removal of tons of dirt. Everybody did an amazing job and the new trail looks great!
By noon, everybody was back at the staging area for a taco lunch and prize giveaway.
Thanks to everybody who helped out!
Pepperdine Step Forward Volunteer Day, September 8, 2018
Seventeen Pepperdine University students, part of their annual Step Forward Day of volunteerism, were bused to the new Westlake Village YMCA and Community Park to help with the construction of the connector trail up to the Saddle Pass Trail. The volunteers, all young women, hiked the half mile to the work site and got to work to extend the partially completed trail. Unfortunately, this was one of the hottest days of the year and there was no shade on the trail, so we headed back to the parking area early to wait in the shade for the bus to pick them up. The temperature was 99 degrees in the parking area when we left. Despite the shortened work day, the students said they learned a lot about what’s involved in constructing trails, and they did a great job! Thanks to the Pepperdine students for helping out! Here are some photos for their work.
Spring Trail Work Day, Saturday June 16, 2018.
About 70 volunteers helped extend by 0.4 miles the new trail from the Westlake Village Community Park and YMCA to the Saddle Pass Trail. This section was much more challenging to build than the lower section we built the previous month because the cross-slope was much steeper, requiring much more dirt to be dug out.
BonusTrail Work Day, Saturday May 26, 2018
Starting on the new trail from the Westlake YMCA to Saddle Pass. 37 volunteers completed 0.4 miles of the 1.3 mile-long trail.
2017 Fall Trail Work Day and 40th Anniversary Celebration – Sapwi Trails
2017 Spring Trail Work Day – Conejo Canyons
2016 Fall Trail Work Day – Conejo Canyons