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Fairbanks Trails Challenge

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Summer Trails Challenge 2019
2019 Summer Trail Challenge Trail List:

#1.          Eagle Trail @ Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
#2.          Island Trail @ Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
#3.          Fairbanks Dog Park Trail @ South Davis Park
#4.          Nature Trail @ Chena Lake Recreation Area
#5.          Slough Loop @ Chena Lake Recreation Area
#6.          North Forty @ Birch Hill Recreation Area
#7.          Blackhawk Loop @ Birch Hill Recreation Area
#8.          Skyline Ridge Trail @ Skyline Ridge Park
#9.          Secret Trail @ Skyline Ridge Park
#10.        Stiles Creek Trail @ Chena River State Recreation Area
#11.        Circle-Fairbanks Historic Trail @ Twelvemile Summit, MP 86 Steese Highway
#12.        Mike Kelly Trail @ Two Rivers, Tanana Valley State Forest

What is the Trails Challenge? 
The Fairbanks Trails Challenge is an all-ages, all-abilities, outdoor scavenger hunt of epic proportions! The Trails Challenge is designed to get you out with your friends and family to explore our wonderful local trails, both new and familiar. Each summer and winter season, Parks Department staff temporarily installs special signs in secret locations along a dozen or so local trails. While the signs are up, we invite everyone to visit the trails and try and find the signs. Along the way we hope you have a chance to learn new skills, see new places, and make positive memories.

How do you take the Trails Challenge?
Anyone is allowed to participate in the search. When you find a sign, prove you made it by taking a “selfie” photo with the sign and posting it on social media with the hashtag “#FNSBTrails” or email your photo to And of course, leave the sign to be found by the next trail challenge participant. Participants who find AT LEAST TEN signs during the event can win prizes from local sponsors and the coveted Trailblazer Award. Whether you find one or find them all, challenge yourself to get outside and enjoy nature! 

When can we take the Trails Challenge? 
The Trails Office hosts two Fairbanks Trails Challenge events each year: a Winter Trails Challenge and a Summer Trails Challenge. The Winter Trails Challenge starts roughly in mid-December and lasts through March. The Summer Trails Challenge starts roughly in mid-June and lasts through September. Start and end dates fluctuate depending on weather and trail conditions. The signs stay in place for the season then are removed to be placed in new and different locations for the next challenge. So each season you are challenged to have a new adventure!

Get outside- Take the Fairbanks Trails Challenge!!!

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