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


2021 Summer Trails Challenge Trail List:
1. Chena Bike Path - Downtown
2. Eagle Trail - Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
3. Flicker Trail - Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
4. Peninsula Trail - Chena Lake Recreation Area
5. Bike Path - Chena Lake Recreation Area
6. Beaver Springs Nature Trail - North Pole
7. Relay Start Loop - Birch Hill Recreation Area
8. Sunnyside Trail - Birch Hill Recreation Area
9. Skyline Ridge Trail - Skyline Ridge Park
10. Secret Trail - Skyline Ridge Park
11. Skarland 9 Mile Loop (College Hills) - College Hills Subdivision
12. Reishus Trail - UAF North Campus Trails
13. Onward Trail - Koponen Homestead Trails
14. Happy Valley Inner Loop - Ester Dome Single Track
15. Cranberry Trail - Goldstream Hills
16. Compeau Trail- Chena River State Recreation Area**
17. Lower Chena Dome - Chena River State Recreation Area
18. Tabletop - White Mountains National Recreation Area
19. Quartz Trail - White Mountains****
20. Circle-Fairbanks Historic Trail - Twelvemile Summit Steese Highway****

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 trails@fnsb.gov. 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  06/25/2021 - 09/30/2021
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Various Parks
$0.00 Fee
Children under 10 years of age need at least 5 signs to earn the Junior Trailblazer award.
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Sourdough Trailblazer 
60 and up N/A SuMTuWThFSa  06/25/2021 - 09/30/2021
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Various Parks
$0.00 Fee
Find at least 5 signs to earn the Sourdough Trailblazer Award.
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10 and up N/A SuMTuWThFSa  06/25/2021 - 09/30/2021
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Various Parks
$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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