Organization: Alaska Trails
Status: Project complete
Type: Mountain bike project
Address: Ester Dome, Fairbanks, AK
Alaska Trails used our funding to help construct 8 miles of singletrack-the first in the Fairbanks area-to complement the existing doubletrack trails at popular Ester Dome, in the Happy Valley drainage. The trail helped reduce crowding and user conflicts experienced on the doubletrack, which is also open to motorized users, and create a more tranquil experience for mountain bikers, trail runners, and snowshoers. Alaska Trails received two Recreational Trails Program grants as well as significant local support for this trail project, which set the stage for an entire network of singletrack at Ester Dome. This was our organization's first grant to the state of Alaska.