Trails for Troops

The Southern Conservation Trust’s new Trails for Troop’s program is a new way for us to give back to our community and provide access to the therapeutic benefits of nature to our troops, veterans, and first-responders.  All supporters are welcome to join us in this exciting new way to enjoy nature.

Trails for Troops is a Veteran Operated hiking group that offers camaraderie for those who have served. The physical level of activities will vary from a light walk to ruck marches to more strenuous trail runs.  This is a free program for all participants and funding solely through generous community contributions and sponsors.

Group-based recreational experience and spending time in restorative natural environments have proven significant positive impacts on Vets. Trails for Troops encourages all Veteran’s, those who have served, first-responders and supporters to attend.

New hike dates to be posted soon.

All veterans, first responders, and supporters welcome.  Rucksacks between 10 – 30 pounds are recommended.  Tees will be available for purchase, this is a free event.

Would you like to join us in this exciting new program?

Pre-Order the Awesome Trails for Troops Tee!


Proudly sponsored by Extreme Terrain’s Clean Trail Project

Sponsor Trails for Troops

Alpha Sponsor: $1,000

Bravo Sponsor: $750

Charlie Sponsor: $500

Delta Sponsor: $250

Foxtrot Sponsor: $100

Upcoming events:

12-Mile Rucksack March

March 21st 9am

The Ridge Nature Area

What to bring: A water source, suggested weight for your rucksack minimum 15lb-max 30lbs.; this is up to you, but a backpack or rucksack are required for the march.

Clothing is upon preference.

Starting at The Ridge Nature Area and ending at the Southern Conservation Trust office for light refreshments. Transportation can be provided back to The Ridge Nature Center. A fall-out shuttle service will also be provided during the duration of the march.