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      The Birch Hill Recreation Area is one of the premier cross-country skiing destinations in the country. Not only are our trails some of the best designed and maintained trails in the nation, but our buildings offer great places for before and after skiing activities as well as places to socialize. All this is offered by a joint effort by the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation Department. Although you can use the trails at any time, the gate to the recreation area is closed and locked from 10pm to 7am each day.

      Trail Information:
      -During winter, trails are for cross country skiing only (running, walking, & snowshoeing are prohibited).
      -Dogs and other pets are prohibited during ski season.
      -Motorized vehicles (snowmachines, ATVs, etc.) prohibited year-round.
      -Trails should be skied in the direction indicated by arrows on the map.
      -Trail conditions vary with weather and skier use. Be aware and ski with caution

      Rules for using trails south of Beacon Road (Sonot Connector, Blackhawk, Chinook & Little Bird), as well as Sunnyside and Cliffside
      -Adult skiers (17 years and older) must possess identification.
      -Access is limited to cross country ski trails identified on this
      map.
      -Areas not identified on the map are off limits.
      -Access to Alpine Ski Lodge is permitted.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Birch Hill
      Land Status: Municipal Park
      Land Manager: Fairbanks North Star Borough
      Birch Hill Parking Area google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 4, 2023

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      33
      Trails Mountain Bike
      21
      Trails E-Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Trails Nordic Ski
      30
      Total Distance
      32 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      4,085 ft
      Total Vertical
      621 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,081 ft
      Reports
      132
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      445

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Tower Loop
      Dec 15, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Dec 15, 2023
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      Nearby Areas

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      Alaska Dog Mushers Trails 134.2 km
      Skyline Ridge Park 2 44.9 km
      Tanana Lakes Recreation Area5.3 km
      UAF Trails 4 25.8 km
      Skarland Trails 26.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2121 miles2,825 ft11 miles482 ft
      #10,343#4,33334156
      E-Bike714 miles1,749 ft7 miles371 ft
      #4,212#914332
      Hike1919 miles2,031 ft9 miles420 ft
      #9,278#4,199348
      Trail Running1919 miles2,031 ft9 miles420 ft
      #9,244#4,171343
      Nordic Ski3029 miles3,176 ft13 miles620 ft
      #417#2541101355
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      • Admins: OgreOfTheNorth
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      • birch hill recreation area activity log | embed map of Birch Hill Recreation Area mountain bike trails | birch hill recreation area mountain biking points of interest

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