Welcome to Alaska Trails
We are a trail advocacy group working for Alaskan trail users, throughout Alaska. We strive to build and preserve trails for everyone -- from hikers to four-wheelers. Come on in, see what we are about, and consider becoming a member today.
Latest News

January 30, 2016 -- The February newsletter is available here. Happy reading!

January 1, 2016 -- Alaska Trails wishes you a happy and satisfying new year. Here's the first newsletter of 2016. Enjoy!

December 11, 2015 -- You can find the 2015 Alaska Trails Annual Report along with other reports and filings in our document archive.

November 30, 2015 -- The last newsletter of 2015 now sits in our archive, for your perusal. Happy Holidays!

October 31, 2015 -- Here's a correction to our November 2015 newsletter about the Denali National Park trails plan. The story contained several broken links. Our apologies!

October 30, 2015 -- Read the November Newsletter along with older newsletters in our newsletter archive.

October 18, 2015 -- Make plans to attend the 2015 Fall Fundraiser!

October 1, 2015 -- The October Newsletter awaits you.

August 31, 2015 -- Here's the September Newsletter. View older newsletters in our archive.

August 3, 2015 -- The August Newsletter, ready for reading.

June 30, 2015 -- Ahead of schedule, here's the July Newsletter. (It's July already?)

June 3, 2015 -- It's June! That means it's time for the June Newsletter.

May 4, 2015 -- If you missed the 2015 Trails Conference, here's a few highlights.

May 1, 2015 -- Right on time, it's the May Action Update.

April 1, 2015 -- Here's the April Action Update. Don't forget to attend the 2015 Statewide Trails Conference!

February 27, 2015 -- It's the end of February, so here is the March Newsletter. Enjoy!

February 20, 2015 -- The registration and information page for the 2015 Statewide Trails Conference is up! Click here!

January 31, 2015 -- Here's the February Action Update, a day ahead of schedule!

January 24, 2015 -- 2015 Statewide Trails Conference - Agenda, Registration, More - Coming Soon!

January 10, 2015 -- Happy New Year to you! Here's the first Action Update of the year. Cheers!

December 22, 2014 -- Seasons greetings! Here's the quarterly newsletter, right here. Enjoy!

November 1, 2014 -- Help us plan the 2015 Statewide Trails Conference AND be entered to win a copy of Dirt Work - An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl. Please complete the brief, ten question survey by November 15th to be eligible to win a great book. Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GBPH388.

November 1, 2014 -- We've applied for three new RTP grants: Mirror Lake / Edmonds Lake Singletrack, Adopt-A-Trail Program, and an OHV Mapping Project. Check 'em out.

November 1, 2014 -- It's November already? -- Here's the November Action Update.

October 5, 2014 -- Help Alaska Trails when you shop on Amazon.com -- here's the link.

October 5, 2014 -- Here's the October Action Update.

September 9, 2014 -- The September issue of our quarterly newsletter is out -- here it is.

August 5, 2014 -- Here's the: August Action Update.

July 1, 2014 -- The July Action Update is out and sitting in our archive, waiting for you.

June 11, 2014 -- Alaska Trails receives national award for our tool trailers! Check out the press release.

June 1, 2014 -- Geoffrey Orth, longtime Alaska Trails board president, resigned in May. Geoff served as president for 8 years which saw extensive organizational growth within Alaska Trails. He helped hire our first Executive Director, worked on several statewide trail conferences, managed the development of numerous public service announcements (located on our website), developed a procedure to act as financial sponsor for trail groups that don't have non-profit status, assisted with the development of 14 advanced trail training modules and curriculums, was the lead in developing miles of singletrack trail on Ester Dome, acted as project manager on numerous trail projects, and acted as a trails advocate both at home and across the state. We thank him for his extended efforts and hope he has more time to get out and enjoy the trails he has worked on. Our best to Geoff!

June 1, 2014 -- Here's our June Newsletter.

May 6, 2014 -- The May Action Update is out, and available the in the newsletter archive.

March 31, 2014 -- The April Action Update is available, along with all previous newsletters and updates in our newsletter archive.

March 26, 2014 -- You can help raise money for Alaska Trails when you shop at Fred Meyer. It's easy -- learn how.

March 26, 2014 -- We have a new board member! Beverly Shoonover has joined the Alaska Trails board. She will also be one of the speakers at the upcoming 2014 Statewide Trails Conference.

March 25, 2014 -- We've released our 2013 Annual Report, and we invite you to check it out.

March 6, 2014 -- We've updated our Mastodon Trail Request For Quote (RFQ), in which we are seeking quotes from trail contractors for a new trail in the Chena River State Recreation Area.

March 5, 2014 -- The Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation is seeking an executive director. For more information, visit www.matsutrails.org.

March 2, 2014 -- The latest Quarterly Newsletter is out. It's a good read, there's a lot going on.

February 9, 2014 -- We invite you to attend the 2014 Statewide Trails Conference, April 24th, through the 26th (with two pre-conference workshops on the 22nd and 23rd). Visit the conference page for schedule info, online registration, and more.

February 2, 2014 -- You'll find the February Action Update in the newsletter archive with all the back-issues.

January 6, 2014 -- You are invited to attend the 2014 Statewide Trails Conference, April 24-26th at Anchorage Pacific University. We will have a schedule up soon, along with descriptions of sessions, speakers, registration information and more. Stay tuned!

January 5, 2014 -- Happy New Year! Here's the January Action Update.

December 3, 2013 -- Here's the December Quarterly Newsletter. As usual, PDF format.

November 6, 2013 -- The November edition of our Action Update came out a few days ago, and it took a few days to get it posted here. You'll find the current Action Update and back-issues in our newsletter archive.

October 10, 2013 -- Looking ahead, we are planning a trails training academy for the spring of 2015. Here's the RTP grant application notice.

October 2, 2013 -- Our October Action Update just came out, and is available in the newsletter archive.

September 3, 2013 -- The September Alaska Trails Newsletter is available here and in our newsletter archive.

August 4, 2013 -- Here's the August Action Update.

July 19, 2013 -- Rent our tool trailers!  Each easily towable trailer is chock-full of trail tools and safety equipment.  For details, see our tool trailer page.

July 8, 2013 -- The future of RTP funding in Alaska is uncertain.  Read about it in this Alaska Public Radio Network news story.

July 1, 2013 -- Here's the July Action Update.  Enjoy!

June 15, 2013 -- Alaska Trails is seeking bids from contractors to construct a 2.5 mile contour trail in the Chena River State Recreation Area.  Here is the "Invitation For Quote" (IFQ), a PDF document.

May 31, 2013 -- The June edition of the Alaska Trails Newsletter just came out and is available (along with previous editions and updates) in our newsletter archive.

May 25, 2013 -- June 1st is National Trails Day.  Plan on doing something related to trails on Saturday, June 1st, be it a hike, bike, walk, paddle trip or even trail building or maintenance. Visit the American Hiking Society for some history and details about the day.

May 7, 2013 -- Two advanced training classes have been added to the schedule. On May 20th and 21st, instructor Mike Sheilds will teach "Trail Design and Layout" and "Advanced Turns". Learn more on our Trail Education > Courses page.

May 1, 2013 -- The May issue of the Alaska Trails Action Update is in our newsletter archive, where you can also find many back issues.

Mar 29, 2013 -- We have a few trail classes currently scheduled. Find out more on our Trail Education > Courses page.

Mar 04, 2013 -- Our first full newsletter of 2013 is now available.

Feb 24, 2013 -- A grant from the Rasmuson Foundation will enable Alaska Trails to revamp both tool trailers.   Read the full press release on our tool trailer page.