The TRTA is always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides to help people enjoy the trail. If you love the Rim Trail and want to share your passion for hiking and backpacking with others, we encourage you to attend our TRTA Guide Training (held each spring), as well as review the Guide Qualifications below. TRTA Guides are extraordinary people who love to volunteer their time in the outdoors and show others how to have safe and fun hiking experiences. TRTA Guides are dedicated to the TRTA Mission, and promote wilderness ethics and stewardship on each and every hike they lead.

TRTA 2015 Outdoor Leadership and Guide Training...

“Volunteering with the TRTA has been a great opportunity to share my love of the outdoors with others and work with a great group of people."

– Bill Holt (TRTA Guide)

After completing TRTA Guide Training and meeting the other necessary qualifications, you will begin to train on short public hikes led by experienced guides who will show you the ropes and allow you to practice your guiding skills. Some new guides will quickly complete the Guide-In-Training checklist based on their prior experience and comfort level. Ultimately, it's up to existing TRTA Guides and Staff whether you will advance to become part of the TRTA Guide Team.

FURTHER RESOURCES: "Guiding for the TRT"