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Anchorage Trails Plan

The Municipality is embarking on developing the Anchorage Trails Plan, the third and final element of the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, an element of the Comprehensive Plan.  The Anchorage Trails Plan, which focuses on recreational trails and trail use, will replace the 1997 Areawide Trails Plan (which can be downloaded below).

Send Us Comments

Please email us with your comments on the current Areawide Trails Plan (see below); any current trail issues, problems, or needs; any thoughts about the future of trails in Anchorage; or any other trail-related issue.


Project staff is reaching out to various trail user groups to update information regarding their trail use and needs.  To date, staff has contacted the following organizations:

  • Bike

  • Arctic Bicycle Club
    Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage
    Singletrack Advocates
    Off The Chain
    Alaska Dirt Divas
    Mighty Bikes
    Alaska Cross
  • Equestrian

  • Anchorage Horse Council
    Chugach Range Riders
    The Rainbow Connection 
  • Hike/Walk/Run

  • Alaska Mountain Runners
    Anchorage Running Club
    Anchorage Volkssport Club
    Arctic Orienteering Club
    Anchorage Trails and Greenways Coalition
    Geocache Alaska, Inc.
    Exceed Women's Running Group 
  • Mush

  • Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association
    Chugiak Dog Mushers Association
  • Ski

  • Nordic Ski Club
    Eagle River Nordic Ski Club
    Girdwood Nordic Ski Club
    Alaska Winter Stars
    Alaska Nordic Racing
    APU Nordic Ski Center
    UAA Ski Team
    ASD Cross-Country Skiing
  • Skijor

  • Anchorage Skijor Club
  • Snowmachine

  • Anchorage Snowmobile Club
    Alaska State Snowmobile Association
  • Water

  • Knik Canoers and Kayakers

If you know of a trail user group that is not on this list but would like to be involved in the Anchorage Trails Plan, please contact the project team (see below).

Project Team

Lori Schanche
Municipal Non-Motorized Transportation Coordinator

Holly Spoth-Torres
Parks and Recreation Department

1997 Areawide Trails Plan

The 1997 Areawide Trails Plan is available at the following links: