User Guidelines


Winter use of the North Campus area has designated ski, walking and snowshoe and dog friendly trails, during the summer trails are multi-use. Users are encouraged to follow trail etiquette and respect everyone’s right to use the trails. Things to remember when out and about in the North Campus Area:

Year Round

  • Tread lightly
  • Stay on designated trails
  • Do not disturb research projects, plots, markers or equipment
  • No camping
  • No fires
  • Respect the wildlife. Enjoy watching, but don’t hassle them
  • No hunting or trapping
  • Only authorized vehicles allowed access, when conditions allow
  • Carry in, carry out. Please respect the area, don’t litter

UAF Pet Policy (excerpt of UAF Policy 05.09.001)

  • The animal shall be restrained at all times.
  • The animal handler or owner shall be responsible for the immediate disposal of animal waste
  • Animals may not be tethered to University buildings, structures, motor vehicles, trees, railings, light poles, benches, parking meters, posts, etc.
  • The handler or owner shall assume all financial responsibility for damage to property or injury to individuals caused by the animal. 

Winter Use/Ski Trail Etiquette

  • No walking, snowshoeing, biking or dogs on designated ski trails
  • Carry a trail map and be familiar with it
  • Try not to skate ski over the classic tracks
  • Let others know that you are approaching them from behind by calling out “track” or “on your left”
  • Move off the trail as quickly as possible after a fall to avoid collisions
  • Fill in any holes made after a fall
  • Downhill skiers have the right of way
  • Follow the direction of the trail, ski to the right on two-way trails
  • Move off the trail to allow grooming equipment to pass
  • Remember that you too were once a beginner
  • Enjoy the trails!

Summer Use

  • Summer trails are open to all non-motorized use
  • Wet and muddy areas are more vulnerable to damage. When the trail is soft, avoid the area
UAF North Campus Boundaries
UAF North Campus Boundaries
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