Paid Trail Crews
In addition to Alaska Trail Stewards volunteer events each summer, Alaska Trails hires paid trail crews to decrease the backlog of necessary trail construction and maintenance projects in Southcentral Alaska. Trail crews work in coordination with the US Forest Service and Chugach State Park to complete projects that improve our trail systems.
In 2023, three trail crews will spend the summer out on our trails, working hard to ensure that we can enjoy the trails that make Alaska so special.
South Fork Eagle River Trail Crew
This crew will work on the South Fork Eagle River (SFER) Trail in Eagle River, Alaska in coordination with Chugach State Park (CSP) and Chugach Park Fund. The crew will construct new tread, maintain existing trail, complete structure work, and add drainage features. All trail work will be completed by hand. The crew will consist of six employees total.
Chugach National Forest Trail Crew
This crew will work in the Chugach National Forest in coordination with the USFS Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts. The crew will work on various trails in the region, constructing new tread, maintaining existing trail, and adding drainage features. The crew will consist of five employees total.
Cordova Trail Crew
This crew will work in coordination with the USFS Cordova Ranger District. The crew will work on various trails in the region, constructing new tread, maintaining existing trail, and adding drainage features. The crew will consist of four employees total.