Trails in the Spotlight

Chena River State Recreation Area Groomed Multi-Use Trails

Caines Head State Recreation Area

Chena River State Recreation Area has several multi-use trails suitable for snowmobiling during the winter months. Day-rides through the park or overnight trips to public-use cabins are possible. Be sure to reserve cabins early for better availability. Conditions can change quickly, so check the local trail conditions report before heading out.  The groomed multi-use trails include Compeau Trail, Colorado Creek Winter Trail, Stiles Creek Trail, Angel Creek Winter Trail, South Fork Winter Trail, and Chena Hot Springs Winter Trail.

A park map can be found here:

Trail guides for some of the trails can be found here:

Cabin information can be found here:
Trail conditions can be found here:

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News and Events

Recreational Trails Program Grant Deadlines:
September 15 - Due date for posting the Public Notice / October 15 - Application due date and the last day for applications to be postmarked

August 21, 2017
The State of Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation invites members of the public to participate in the Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council (SnowTRAC) annual meeting and teleconference from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 6. The meeting will be held in Anchorage in Room 1270 of the Atwood Building, located at 550 W 7th Ave. The agenda will include review of trail grooming requests, as well as discussion of various SnowTRAC issues. To participate by teleconference, call (866) 918-8374 and enter conference code 5569714090.

If you are a person requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aid, or other special services to participate in the meeting, please contact State Trails Program Coordinator Darcy Harris at 269-8699 or at least one week prior to the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.

See full press release here.