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Girdwood Trails Committee

Girdwood Trails Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Girdwood Community Room at 250 Egloff Drive.   Everyone is welcome. 

Girdwood Summer Trails Map
Girdwood Winter Trails Map
Girdwood Trails Management Plan

Mission Statement:

Acting as a subcommittee to the Girdwood Board of Supervisors, the mission of the Girdwood Trails Committee is to promote, maintain and enhance the Girdwood Valley Trail System.


Plan, construct, and maintain a high quality “progressively primitive” trails network, that provides year round recreational access to the areas in, and adjacent to, the Girdwood valley on relatively undeveloped trails and allows for alternate forms of transportation within the established Girdwood community on more highly developed trails.

Maximize the involvement of Girdwood residents in trail issues in order to instill a sense of community pride in, and responsibility for, the Girdwood trails.

Ensure that the community values remain prominent components of future development of the Girdwood valley by developing constituency of trail users that is actively supportive of this community’s strong connection with our surrounding natural environmental and outdoor lifestyle.

Operating Procedures:

The Girdwood Trails Committee  (GTC) advocates for, protects, and maintains all trails in the Girdwood valley.  The GTC reports to the Land Use Committee and is advisory to the Girdwood Board of Supervisors.

I.  Meetings

  • Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, unless a national holiday or other important event conflicts.
  • Meetings are open to all interested people.
  • A previously published agenda is followed each meeting.
  • The chair, vice-chair, or designee leads the meeting; the secretary or designee takes and publishes minutes of the meeting.
  • Format is an open forum; Robert’s Rules of Order will be followed when necessary.

II.  Voting Membership

  • Voting members are defined as Girdwood residents or property owners who have attended one or more meetings in the last 12 months.

III.  Elections and Officers

  • The GTC officers are chair, vice-chair, and secretary.
  • Elections are held once a calendar year, preferably in January.

IV.  Funds

  • Per agreement, committee money is independently held with Girdwood, Inc.
  • The Parks and Recreation employee or Committee Chair may request funds from Girdwood, Inc.

V.  Modifications to This Document

  • Voting members may modify this document with a majority vote.


Girdwood Trails Committee
PO Box 1154
Girdwood, AK 99587

    • Parks and Recreation
    • Director: John Rodda
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-4355