Blue Lake Road and Green Lake Road – Access Update Feb 2017

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The City & Borough of Sitka has issued a statement that repairs to Blue Lake Road and Green Lake Road are nearing completion.

Both roads are now open to public pedestrian access.  Vehicle access to the Heart Lake/Thimbleberry Lake and the Beaver Lake Trails via Blue Lake Road remains closed.

The extensive road repairs are primarily being funded by the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as repairs from the 2015 landslide.  These repairs will allow the Electric Department to complete the dam overlook project which will lead to a reopening of public vehicle access to Blue Lake sometime next fall.  The closure is meant to ensure the safety of the public while large construction equipment is working on the narrow roads.

For additional information please contact the City Electric Department at 747-4000.


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For your holiday shopping – don’t miss out on 10% discounts with our new member’s discount program at three of our Sitka outdoor/hiking gear vendors. This discount program will work on a calendar year basis; so if you have donated to Sitka Trail Works since January 1, 2016, you should have received your 2016 STW Member Card, the flyer below and our Fall newsletter. If you haven’t donated yet, this is an excellent reason to donate now so you can get the most benefit from our membership discount program the remainder of this calendar year.

If you didn’t get your member card or newsletter, contact us by calling 907-747-7244.  (For a look at the Fall Newsletter, just go to the menu bar at the left side of this page and click on the “Newsletter” button.)


Thanks to all for a Great Hiking Season!

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Public Meeting Announcement: Sitka Trail Works, in partnership with the City and Borough of Sitka, is planning Phase 6 improvements to the Sitka Cross Trail system. A public meeting to receive comment on the project will be held on November 29th at Centennial Hall, Sitka from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Detailed maps and information about this project will be shared at this meeting (for a preview, click on the Current Projects tab at top of this page).

The Phase 6 project will build a new multiuse component of the Cross Trail system extending from the Harbor Mountain Road to Starrigavan. The public input received at the public meeting will be a major factor in determining the final trail alignment.

Questions about the project may be directed to Lynne Brandon, Sitka Trail Works, (907) 747-7244. Please send an email to or written comments may be mailed to Sitka Trail Works at 801 Halibut Point Rd., Sitka, AK 99835. Comments need to be received by December 14.

Next STW Board of Director’s Meeting:
Sitka Trail Works Board of Director’s meetings are open to STW members and the public.

When: Thursday, January 19th 12:00—1:30 PM

Where: Centennial Building

Meeting Agenda:

For more info, call the office at 747-7244.