The Alaska State Parks Trail GPS Files contain GPS tracks of the managed state park trails, GPS waypoints of major trailheads, and GPS waypoints of campsites and public use cabins along the trail systems. Use of this data will require software that allows you to view and possibly edit the data. Most GPS units include software (i.e. Garmin MapSource) that has these capabilities. Many of the files are to large to directly download to a GPS receiver, and data of interest may need to be extracted and transferred to the receiver prior to venturing out on the trails. The file types are .GPX (or the GPS file exchange type), this is the most compatible GPS file type and will work with most recreational grade receivers. If you are having difficulties with the data, consult your GPS users manual.
This data is for reference only, Alaska State Parks makes no guarauntees on the accuracy of the data, and the State of Alaska is not liable for how this data is used (full disclaimer below). Use this GPS data at your own risk!
Download the GPX file for a particular park using the following procedure:
1) Right click the link on the link and choose “Save Target As” and save to your desktop.
2) Find the file, right click the file and choose “Open With”, choose your GPS software (i.e. Map Source).
3) Make necessary edits and transfer the data to your GPS.
4) Get off the computer and get on the trails!!
Chugach State Park Caines Head State Recreation Area
Denali State Park Hatcher Pass Management Area
Kachemak Bay State Park