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Please register below if you plan on participating in the 2020-2021 Winter Trails Challenge. Once you've completed the challenge, please COMPLETE THIS FORM to claim your Trailblazer Award!


2020-2021 Winter Trails Challenge Trail List:
1. Chena River Walk @ Griffin Park Downtown
2. Kiwanis Field Loop @ Behind the Big Dipper
3. *Shaun’s Trail @ Pearl Creek Nordic Ski Park
4. TLRA – Skate Loop @ Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
5. TLRA – Sandpiper Trail @ Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
6. CLRA – River Park 2.5km Loop @ Chena Lake Recreation Area
7. **CLRA – Mike Agbaba 5.1mi Loop @ Chena Lake Recreation Area
8. *West Ramp @ Birch Hill Recreation Area
9. *Classical Bear @ Birch Hill Recreation Area
10. Skyline Ridge Trail @ Skyline Ridge Park
11. T-Field Commuter Trail @ UAF North Campus Trails
12. **Range Line Trail @ Isberg Recreation Area
13. **Tanana Valley Railroad Trail @ Goldstream Valley Public Use Area
14. East Farm Field Loop @ Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
15. *5km Loop @ Two Rivers Recreation Area
16. *Lynx Loop @ Salcha Nordic Ski Trails
17. Equinox Marathon Trail @ Ester Dome Road
18. **Stiles Creek Trail @ Chena River State Recreation Area
19. **Circle-Fairbanks Historic Trail @ Fairbanks Creek Road
20. **McKay Creek Trail @ White Mountains National Recreation Area
*Skiing Only
All other trails are Non-Motorized Multi-Use


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 Parks@fnsb.us. 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. Participants under the age of ten can find at least five signs to win the Junior 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. 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!

Contact the Trails Coordinator at bwright@fnsb.us or 907-459-7401. Check the Trails Office webpage for MAPS and TRAILS INFORMATION! Follow the FNSB Parks & Recreation Facebook Page for updates.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Junior Trailblazer 
0 - 9  N/A  SuMTuWThFSa  12/15/2020 - 04/30/2021
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Trails Office
$0.00 Fee
Children under 10 years of age need at least 5 signs to earn the Junior Trailblazer award.
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10 and up  N/A  SuMTuWThFSa  12/15/2020 - 04/30/2021
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Trails Office
$0.00 Fee
Find at least 10 signs to earn the Trailblazer Award.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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