Friends of the Forest
Sedona, Arizona
Trail Patrol


Members of the Trail Patrol Committee collect trail use information for the Forest Service. This includes counting vehicles at parking lots; counting the number of day hikers, bikers, backpackers and horseback riders; noting the general condition of the trails; and recording this information on the Trip Summary Report and submitting it to the committee chair at the end of the month. While hiking the trails members provide information to visitors encountered along the trails.




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Additionally members remove and pack out trash or articles left behind by visitors using the forest. They are always prepared to assist with emergencies on the trails.

Trail Patrol members are never involved in any kind of Law Enforcement. Members only report incidents to the proper authorities.

There is now a full “Adopt A Trail” program in which FOF members and other volunteers take on basic maintenance of a certain trail for a year. This program is managed by the Forest Service Wilderness Trails Coordinator. Information is available at the Red Rock Ranger District Administration building.
Trail Patrol members helping visitors along the trails around Sedona
Trail Patrol members hiking Chuckwagon Extension (previously Gunslinger)