Kicksledding reports from around Alaska! This weeks reports are from Fairbanks and Anchorage. If you have a report to share from your community or neighborhood please send it over and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder that kicksleds are for use on multi-use trails, sidewalks, streets, lakes and ponds. Please be considerate and do not kicksled on designated Nordic ski trails.
(March 17, 2022)
Happy Spring Break, Fairbanks! Trail suggestions from Morgan, our Fairbanks Manager. Let us know if you go try any of these trails out!
The ground maintenance crews up at UAF keep the sidewalks and roads maintained perfectly for kicksledding! It's a great way to tour campus and if you go at night the parking lots are empty and well lit. There are also multi-use trails that are always fun to explore.
Tanana Lakes Recreation Area:
Enjoy a sunny, scenic trip on the multi-use trails at Tanana lakes. Before you load up to leave be sure to visit the lake! Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Rec have created a wonderful ice skating loop on the lake that will have your kicksled begging to free the steel runners and take glide on the ice!
It's a great time of year to get out on the miles and mikes of trails at Creamers! They'll began prepping for the geese to land soon and there is lots of buzz in the air with excitement of Spring!
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(March 17, 2022)
Trails around Anchorage remain in good shape for kicksledding. Neal, our Assistant Manger in Anchorage, recently was at Russian Jack and has this report:
Russian Jack Springs Park
Spring kicksledding is the best. The days are long and the snow is fast, making it easy to get outside for the evening. I grew up skiing in Russian Jack Park and it has long been one of my favorite places for a casual outing. The main hill offers a variety of slopes to appeal to your personal risk tolerance or skill level. The primary trails through the park are like a spiderweb in that at any point you can get on a narrow footpath through the woods and reconnect to another trail. If you want to do a longer day of kicksledding we recommend kicksledding from Russian Jack trails over to the APU trails and around University Lake area. The days are getting longer but it’s easy to stay out for a little too long when your having fun and for that the Russian Jack trails are lighted offering nice insurance if you venture too far from your car.
P.S. Don’t forget to stop by the Municipal gardens for a touch of summer.
Click for trail map link from Anchorage Parks & Rec
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