SITKA TRAIL WORKS

Build

In 2023, we finished the northern extension of the Sitka Cross Trail, connecting downtown to Starrigavan and Halibut Point Road. After two years of community engagement, the 2023 Sitka Trail Plan provides a vision for future development. 

Maintain

Working alongside our agency partners, Sitka Trail Works volunteers and paid crews address the constant needs of a trail system in the rainforest. To get involved, you can join one of our monthly work parties where we repair tread, improve drainage, clear brush, and keep trails accessible to all. 

Promote

Sitka Trail Works hosts a variety of programs to help Sitkans reap the myriad benefits of life outdoors. Our year-round youth programming connects young Sitkans with trails in their backyard with the aim of fostering a life-long affinity for the outdoors. Every summer, we offer community hikes for all ranges of ages and abilities, on and off the island.

The Latest with Trail Works

Opportunities to Get Involved

Sitka Trail works volunteers head out on a trail to do maintenance.

Volunteer

Join a committed group of locals willing to take on the elements to keep Sitka’s trails accessible. No experience necessary. Sign up here to learn about opportunities each month in the Trailblazer Bulletin!

Sitka youth holds an item from the natural world in a gloved hand.

Youth Program

If you have youth ages 5-22, we have programs for you! From internships to hiking clubs and life skills classes, we have something for everyone. Head to our youth program page to learn more.

A community participant on the Mount Edgecumbe Sitka Trail Works hike heads down the volcano.

Community Hikes

Sitka Trail Works hosts community hikes from May-August. On island hikes are free and open to all while our off-island hikes to places like Sea Lion Cove have a registration fee to cover the boat cost.

Become a Member

When you become a member at Sitka Trail Works, you not only get access to our biannual print newsletter, but you are the first to know about all things trails!

Membership supports all our building, maintaining, and promoting to help get Sitkans outside. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the Sitka community and beyond.

Two hikers make their way up the Gavan/Harbor Ridge Trail.

Why Choose Us

Community Driven

We ensure that our work reflects the needs and desires of our community. To create the 2023 Sitka Plan, we surveyed over 900 Sitkans who are passionate about Sitka’s trails.

Strong Partnerships

We could not do what we do without partnerships. From the Sitka Tribe of Alaska to the USDA Forest Service, support from government agencies is essential to the work we do. We are grateful to have so many partners who care about Sitka’s Trails.

Inclusive Programs

With a wide array of programs, Sitka Trail Works has something for everyone to enjoy getting outside in our community. Have something you would like to see in the future? Let us know, we love to hear from community members on how we can best serve you!

Alex Kelsey stands looking out over the mountains in Sitka, Alaska.
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