About Us

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit, incorporated in the state of Alaska, we provide funding ideas and sources as well as technical assistance for on-the-ground trail related projects and programs such as development, maintenance, easement acquisition, safety, education, and more. Our supporters and partners represent a cross-section of trail user groups, businesses, government agencies, community organizations, and individuals. Alaska Trails is the only statewide group providing care for all Alaskan trails.

Our Mission

Building Partnerships, Building Trails

Our Vision

Alaska connected by sustainable trails

Guiding Principles

  • Advocating for trails access, and public support.

  • Building the leaders of tomorrow’s trails.

  • Connecting volunteers to trails through stewardship.

  • Convening trail users and trail-focused groups to share, partner, and build.

  • Educating Alaskans on the value of sustainable trails.

Goals at a Glance

  1. Improved and expanded trails and trail policies for a diverse user group.

  2. Expand Alaska Trails capacity to grow and sustain the goals of the Alaska Trails Initiative (ATI).

  3. Increased use and value from Alaska’s existing trails.

  4. Increased or reinstated funding of existing and/or needed trails programs.

  5. Statewide and self-sustaining Alaska Trail Stewards program.

  6. Educated and empowered trail users, advocates, volunteers, workers, and land managers.