Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek

Trail Partners and Contacts


Alaska Mountain Bike Summit Facebook group

Social network established to share information on trails, transportation, and advocacy supporting mountain biking throughout the state

Alaska State Parks Design and Construction

Parks planning, designing, contracting, and monitoring

Alaska Trails

  • Offers advocacy, educational and technical assistance, trainings and conferences, including annual Alaska Trails Conference
  • Equipment trailer for loan (based in Anchorage)

Chugach National Forest

  • Land manager, trail and bridge design and maintenance expertise, engineering expertise
  • Glacier District: includes the communities of Girdwood and Whittier, District Ranger is Tim Charnon (907) 754-2320
  • Seward District: includes communities on the south side of Turnagain Arm and on the Kenai Peninsula, District Ranger is Francisco Sanchez (907) 288-773


Alliance of outdoor recreation advocates to promote Alaska’s outdoor recreation industry

Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project

  • Citizen’s group established to develop pedestrian safety and access
  • Facilitated and published a community trails priority plan with public input

Girdwood Trails Committee

Seward Nordic Ski Club

Promotes and supports Nordic and backcountry skiing for all ages, maintains a network of groomed trails, and sponsors community ski activities and educational opportunities

Cooper Landing Nordic Ski Club

Maintains and develops trails in and around Cooper Landing

Iditarod National Historic Trail Alliance

Network of local trail groups along the Iditarod Trail system, active Iditarod Trail stewardship campaign, connections to K-12 iTREC! teachers and Iditarod National Historic Trail land managers

International Mountain Bicycling Association

Nonprofit educational and advocacy association

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Land manager, planning, maintenance, and grant administration expertise

Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

  • Supports natural and historic interpretation, preservation, and discovery with corridor communities
  • Offers publications and online curriculum on the history of the region

Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

Nonprofit established to promote sustainable economic development, facilitates community meetings and assists with production of community action plans

Recreational Trails & Conservation Assistance

  • National Park Service program that supports community-led outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects, offers tailored guidance and facilitation for selected projects
  • Annual application for formal assistance, although organizational advising can occur outside of that

UAA College of Engineering Senior Design course

Senior capstone teams lend pre-professional engineering consultation for real projects over a semester

Walkable Communities

National nonprofit pedestrian and community planning advocacy

Walk Friendly Communities

National recognition program developed to encourage towns to prioritize support of safer walking

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