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Winter 2023-2024 Trails Challenge List:

1. Chena River Walk @ Griffin Park Downtown

2. **Skate Loop @ Tanana Lakes Recreation Area**
3. Chickadee Trail @ Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
4. **Blue Loop @ Birch Hill Recreation Area**
5. **Roller Coaster @ Birch Hill Recreation Area**
6. River Park - 5.7k Loop @ Chena Lake Recreation Area
7. Lake Park - 6.5m Loop @ Chena Lake Recreation Area
8. **Shaun's @ Pearl Creek Nordic Ski Park**
9. **Skarland 12 M @ Pearl Creek Nordic Ski Park**
10. 100 M Loop @ Isberg Recreation Area
11. Wander Lake @ Fountainhead Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
12. Skyline-Goldstream Connector @ Skyline Ridge Park
13. **Lynx Loop - 7.5k @ Salcha Nordic Ski Trails**
14. **Skarland 6 MI Loop @ UAF North Campus Trails**

15. **Estle Connector @ UAF North Campus Trails**
16. Monument Creek @ Chena Hot Springs Resort
17. **7.5k Loop @ Two Rivers Recreation Area**
18. Outer Loop @ Ester Dome- Happy Valley Trails
19. Pipeline Access Road @ Peede Open Space
20. Mastodon Trail @ Chena River State Recreation Area

KEY:
**SKI OR SKATE ONLY**
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 April. 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 trails@fnsb.gov 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 
- 9y N/A SuMTuWThFSa  12/22/2023 - 04/14/2024
08:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Fairbanks Trails
$0.00 Fee
Children under 10 years of age need at least 5 signs to earn the Junior Trailblazer award.
 
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Trailblazer 
10y and up N/A SuMTuWThFSa  12/22/2023 - 04/14/2024
08:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Fairbanks Trails
$0.00 Fee
Find at least 10 signs to earn the Trailblazer Award.
 
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Sourdough Trailblazer 
60y and up N/A SuMTuWThFSa  12/22/2023 - 04/14/2024
08:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Fairbanks Trails
$0.00 Fee
Find at least 5 signs to earn the Sourdough Trailblazer Award.
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