Trail Hand Crew

Kinetic Trails, LLC

Louisville, Colorado

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 22.38/hr
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Kinetic Trails is looking for a full-time Hand Crew member to build world-class trails around the country. Our project stack for the 2023 season is broad as we are building pathways across the country from northern Maine, to Maryland, to the Colorado mountains. Projects are diverse in scope and serve multiple communities, and the ideal candidate is thrilled for the adventure, athletic, and eager to do good, hard work in nature. A Kinetic crew member has callused, experienced hands and champions excellent work ethic. Fundamentally, they have a high standard of professionalism and hold themselves accountable.

Travel is essential as projects are nationwide. Kinetic employees travel for work and thrive in this “on-the-road” lifestyle.

Athleticism is paramount - a qualified candidate will thrive doing challenging, but meaningful work. The degree of strenuous activity within the job is high. Lifting a weight of 50 pounds throughout the day is common. Additional taxing physical activity may include walking or hiking on uneven, challenging terrain. 

This position is also dynamic, and an ideal candidate will be comfortable outside in all elements (rain, snow, mud, heat, etc.), and off-grid locations in public lands, state and national parks, city parks, and private plots of land. 

Role Description

The Hand Crew role, simply put, builds trails with their hands. Crew members use hand tools to dig, grade, shape, clear, pack, and finish trail corridor. They also often move native rocks as trail features, like steps and walls, and clear debris, felled trees, branches, and roots. This role is the lifeblood to our operation and is tasked to maintain a steady and efficient footage of completed trail per day.  


Hand Crew members report to the Site Supervisor and are responsible for upholding Kinetic values on the job site. Work ethic and efficiency are core aspects to this job, while also maintaining productive and cohesive teamwork. The ideal candidate is eager to learn new skills, take direction from peers and supervisors, and constructively share that knowledge with their crewmates. This role must be punctual and communicate effectively.


  • Hand build w/ various tools
  • Hand build philosophy
  • Trail Design basics
  • Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • Sawyer

If you are interested in a satisfying, rewarding, and challenging career in the outdoors, creating more epic and sustainable outdoor experiences for people, we invite you to apply!


Kinetic Trails, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. 

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law. 


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Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance