Trails for Troops

The Southern Conservation Trust’s new Trails for Troops program is a 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 light walks to ruck marches to more strenuous trail runs.  Participation is free and funded solely through generous community contributions and sponsors.

Group-based recreational experience and spending time in restorative natural environments have proven significant positive impacts on Veterans. Trails for Troops encourages all Veterans, those who have served, first-responders, their families, and leashed pups to attend.

All proceeds from t-shirt sales will go towards funding our Trails for Troops program.

Upcoming Events:

November 21st: 5K Ruck March and 5K Run (10K total) at The Ridge Nature Area

In collaboration with the City of Fayetteville, please join us we kick off our second Trails for Troops event on Saturday, November 21st, 2020, from 8:00AM-10:00AM at The Ridge Nature Area! New to The Ridge Nature Area? The address is 390 Burch Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215.

Due to COVID-19, there are only 30 spots available, and participants must register before the event. Click here to register for free!

In addition to registering before the event, all participants must fill out our COVID-19 waiver. All participants must adhere to our COVID-19 protocols while participating in this event, including socially distancing from other participants and wearing masks. (PLEASE FILL OUT BELOW)

What to bring: A water source, snacks, a small first-aid kit, mask, suggested weight for your rucksack: minimum 15lbs (ladies) and 25lbs (men); this is up to you, but a backpack or rucksack are required for the march.

Age Limit: All ages welcome (minors under age 18 are permitted to participate as long as a parent/guardian is present throughout the entire duration of the event).

Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed.

Ruck Patch!

We’re excited to introduce our first collectible ruck patch for Trails for Troops! Click here to donate $7 to receive your very own Trails for Troops collectible ruck patch.

All proceeds will go towards funding our Trails for Troops program. Get your patch before it’s too late.


Thank you to the City of Fayetteville
for partnering with us on this event!

Sponsor Trails for Troops

Alpha Sponsor: $1,000

Bravo Sponsor: $750

Charlie Sponsor: $500

Delta Sponsor: $250

Foxtrot Sponsor: $100

If you’re interested in sponsoring our Trails for Troops program, please email Liz or Hannah for more information.

Thank you to the Killebrew Family for sponsoring our Trails for Troops program!