Red Trail Wanderers

The Red Trail Wanderers maintain trails and organize hiking activities at Onteora Scout Reservation, Livingston Manor NY. (Theodore Roosevelt Council)

As part of the Onterora Alumni Association, we run several trail work weeks a year and welcome all scouts, scouters and friends of Scouting who would like to help.

Spring Work week June 1-9, 2024

Onteora Scout Reservation

Annual trail work week

Help improve the trails, help remove beech trees

For additional information email


To Register for June 1-9, 2024 email 

Each Spring and Fall we have a very special week devoted to one thing, and one thing only- - the trails at Onteora.

And your help is needed, for as you know, trails need regular maintenance, from painting blazes to pruning back undergrowth.

The spring weekend of June 1-9, 2024 will concentrate on clearing trails and re-painting blaze marks.

There are now 20 miles of marked trails at OSR so it will require plenty of help to make sure they are in good shape, not just for summer campers, but for the troops that come up in late spring and the fall to enjoy a good hike.

So, if you're up for a week of work (or any part or the week), and the camaraderie of like-minded souls, then register and come for the weekend. 

Bring a day pack, and any of the following: loppers, shears, bow saws, hand clippers, shovels, and pinch bars.

Oh, and did we mention:

Meals will be provided, under the direction of Chef Steve Shull, with all meal expenses covered by the Onteora Alumni Organization.

To register email 

Our May weekend  2018 at OSR. 

Re-Marked and cleared the Red Trail 

Re-Routed the White trail and completed painting blazes and finished the gps track

Completed a new trail map. Now with 20 miles of trails in OSR and connections to 450 miles of Catskill trails.

Volunteers needed !  

The Red Trail Wanderers are always looking for new members. Want to get involved in leading hikes? Help maintain our trails?  Develop trails guides? Get scouts involved in hiking? Network with other in the Catskill region? - Then join us.