Who Are the Mount Diablo Trail Scouts?

The Trail Scouts are a volunteer organization that is dedicated to bringing people — kids, families, anyone — to the natural world of Mount Diablo to teach an appreciation for nature and to build outdoor skills through hiking, camping, and other activities. Working in coordination with the State Park Rangers, the Trail Scouts are given access to many parts of the park prohibited to the public.

  • Outdoor Skills
  • Camping and Hiking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Natural Sciences
  • Habitat Care

Who can Join?

Anyone. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 10 to 15, with a parental consent form, can participate in Trail Scout guided outings. Ages 16 and over can volunteer to assist in directing the events.

What is Needed?

Each participant will need to bring their own supplies and equipment, which varies from outing to outing. Physical fitness and level of exertion is typically explained prior to events, but each participant is responsible for their own health concerns.

How Much Does it Cost?

Membership is free. But each member must cover entrance and camping fees imposed by the park. If there are expenses required by third parties, each member is responsible for their own participation, but no mone is ever collected for events by the Trail Scouts.