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Fairbanks Winter Trails Challenge 2021-2022

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3/30/2022 UPDATE: The Trails Challenge has been EXTENDED to May 1, 2022! Many winter trails may not last that long. Keep an eye on the weather and go when the going is good! Remember to CLICK HERE to COMPLETE THE FINISHER CHECKLIST FORM when you have found all your trails! Complete by May 31, 2022.

2/8/2022 UPDATE: All signs except #14 and #16 are installed. Salcha Ski trails (#14) may not be accessible this season. Stiles Creek (#16) may be substituted by visiting last year's sign at the junction of Stile Creek trail and the Extension Trail.

CLICK HERE for the current Trail Guide! 

Winter 2021-2022 Trails Challenge List



  1. Chena River Walk – Griffin Park Downtown


  2. **Old Ski Field – Pearl Creek Nordic Ski Trails**


  3. Flicker Trail – Tanana Lakes Recreation Area


  4. Eagle Trail – Tanana Lakes Recreation Area


  5. Pooch Loop Trail – University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus


  6. River Park Ski Trail 2.5K – Chena Lake Recreation Area


  7. **Warm Up Loop – Birch Hill Recreation Area**


  8. **Moilanen Meadows – Birch Hill Recreation Area**


  9. Skyline Ridge Trail – Skyline Ridge Park


  10. 100 Mile Loop Trail – Isberg Recreation Area


  11. Tanana Valley Railroad Trail – Goldstream Valley Public Use Area


  12. West Farm Field Loop – Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge


  13. **2.5km Loop – Two Rivers**


  14. **Sting Loop – Salcha Nordic Ski Trails** (Unavailable this year)


  15. Wickersham Creek Trail – White Mountains National Recreation Area


  16. Stiles Creek Trail – Chena River State Recreation Area (visit 2021 location)




KEY:
Non-motorized multi-use
**SKI ONLY**
Multi-Use & Motorized
EASY
MODERATE
DIFFICULT
VERY DIFFICULT

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. Posting or emailing photos is optional, but to get credit you must complete the finisher checklist form. 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!

TRAILS CHALLENGE QUESTIONS?
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.

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