We offer memberships for single persons or entire families!

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Click below to find the unit closest to you and how to get in contact with them.


Click below to learn how we began and how we operate now.


To improve and promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails and campsites, and to advocate good trail manners.

2022 Backcountry Horsemen Packing Intern Bailey M.
BCHC Mid Valley Unit – Oct. 2022.
BCHC Eastern Sierra Unit giving a packing
demonstration on February 5 2023.
BCHC Top of the State Unit –
Packing demonstration Oct. 2022.

we are all volunteers.

Volunteering is the lifeblood of our organization. All of our projects are completed on personal time and at personal expense – and in some cases reimbursed by your unit. Our passion for keeping public lands open and accessible for all is what drives us. Join your local unit today by clicking here.

From clearing trails with chainsaws and mules to hand-sawing logs off the trail to building corrals for equine camping, we do it all for the riders, hikers and bikers.

Becoming a member gets you access to annual events, monthly membership rides and educational events. You do not need to own animals to participate!

We provide education to our members and communities about trail etiquette and Leave No Trace principles, which we hold dear.

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