About Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy:
The Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based organization dedicated to the development, protection, and promotion of hiking, biking, and walking trails throughout western Pennsylvania. The goals of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy include raising awareness of the benefits of community trails, getting more people interested in physical activities, getting more people to experience the beauty of our region and the natural world, and helping people see our region as active and vibrant. Join us in our efforts and help make a difference!
The organization meets monthly in Warrendale, PA and has many opportunities for volunteers willing to contribute their time. From meeting with local officials about trail development and protection to participating in a trail work crew, creating newsletter or web content, communicating with the press, or volunteering for the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge, the possibilities are as varied as the backgrounds of the people involved.
In Western Pennsylvania, the NCNST coincides with the Baker Trail. The Baker Trail is a 132-mile hiking and backpacking trail, following forest paths, old jeep trails and dirt roads through woods, farmlands, along rivers and creeks and is one of the 18 state-designated hiking trails. Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy works with the NCTA to build, maintain, and protect this section of the Trail.
The Conservancy publishes a guide and maps for the Baker Trail which are available on their website here: https://store.rachelcarsontrails.org/guides.html