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National Trails Day will put hikers to work Saturday in Alaska

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published June 4, 2015

Thousands of Alaska hikers, bikers, and horseback riders will take to the trails they cherish Saturday to commemorate National Trails Day by donating a little sweat.

It's the 23rd such event organized by the American Hiking Society. Among the chores planned:

• Singletrack Advocates, a mountain biking organization based in Anchorage, will maintain trails on the Hillside and in Kincaid Park.

• Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park will take water taxis across Kachemak Bay for trail-clearing projects.

• Chilkat State Park will be improving its Battery Point Trail.

• Girdwood Parks and Recreation volunteers will help plant some 600 annuals from Anchorage Municipal Greenhouse.

• Denali Park Trail Crew will host an opening and day of work on its Horseshoe Lake Trail.

• The organization Hike It Baby Anchorage plans hikes on the Turnagain Arm Trail, Kincaid, Eagle River's South Fork Trail and the Moose Creek Railroad Trail in Palmer.