Tonto National Forest-Volunteers

Trail Patrol Volunteers

Eyes and Ears on the trails for Mesa Ranger District

  • Trail Conditions
  • Inappropriate Activities

Face of the Forest on the trails to the Public

  • Educators vs. Enforcers
  • Focus is on helping visitors safely enjoy the Forest

Trail Patrol Procedures


  • Sign Volunteer Agreement
  • Choose trail to patrol
  • Wear proper uniform(Volunteer t-shirt)
  • Review Job Hazards Analysis
  • Notify Forest Service Dispatch 480-457-1551
  • Time/date of patrol
  • Trailhead and Trail ID
  • Call to confirm return
  • Report hours
  • File report on Website




Trail Patrol Presentation

For more details on how you can help the Forest Service, and join the Trail Patrol Volunteers

click here

Trail Patrol Input Form

To access the Input Form and report activity on the trails click here

Trail Patrol Activity Report


For a summary of trail activity reports click here


Friends of the Tonto National Forest  4022 E. Greenway Road  Suite 11 Box 348  Phoenix, AZ  85032