We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Birch Hill Recreation Area

Features Animals
Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Review Highlights
Cross country ski area

Skiing here is great. The trails are well-maintained and in a beautiful place. The locals were... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2019
Queensbury, New York
Great trails!

Awesome place to spend the day hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter. Just remember to take... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Salters, South Carolina
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
101 Wilderness Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99712-2415
+1 907-457-4488
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Fairbanks
from $200.00
More Info
from $199.00
More Info
from $225.00
More Info
from $195.00
More Info
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great trails snow tubing cross country ski skiing winter
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Skiing here is great. The trails are well-maintained and in a beautiful place. The locals were welcoming & helpful. Hope to go back someday.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank outsidenow
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We came to the area for Christmas and decided to stop by and do some snow tubing. Unfortunately, the staff at the top of the hill dont really care what sledders do and it could have cost us a life last week. Signage for HILL...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fb1361637705
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Awesome place to spend the day hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter. Just remember to take lots of insect repellant in the summer!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 00homeschoolmomof4
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This was the perfect size hill for our family of once-a-winter skiers. The people working in the ski shop were very helpful ensuring our skis fit well. The kids had an instructor who was both fun and very competent. They had a great time with...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed January 27, 2017

The trail system here is phenomenal! Anything from flat ground to rolling slopes. There is beginner through expert, and the trails stay groomed and maintained. People up here for the most part are respectful of each other and want everyone to have a great time!...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank EWEBB2014
Reviewed January 19, 2017

There is not a better place in the State of Alaska to ski on groomed trails. There are many trails of varied difficulty and the team that grooms them are top notch.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank DAN S
Reviewed September 4, 2016

The Rec area is a good place to spend a quiet afternoon when you need to get out of town without having time to really get out of town. It is just far enough from downtown that you can enjoy the peace and quiet without...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank a1tank69
Reviewed August 11, 2016

I've cross country skied and played disc golf here. Excellent facilities all year round. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Birch Hill has an 18 hole disk golf course that is one of the best in the state. If you like to play disk golf then this is the place for you.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank jfausmith
Reviewed May 27, 2016

It includes a large flat field for racing or learning the basics, and a number of beautifully maintained trails of various levels of difficulty. The access to the trail is free. You have the chance to live a small donation for the Nordic Ski Club...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Lucia C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 nearby hotels
Candlewood Suites Fairbanks
31 reviews
1.28 miles away
Hotel McGrath
20 reviews
1.49 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Fairbanks
849 reviews
1.60 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fairbanks
296 reviews
1.67 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 284 nearby restaurants
Irashai Japanese Restaurant
59 reviews
1.64 miles away
The Banks Alehouse
196 reviews
1.38 miles away
Aha Oriental Kitchen
56 reviews
1.60 miles away
Bad 2 Da Bone
63 reviews
1.89 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 193 nearby attractions
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
1,156 reviews
2.05 miles away
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
1,576 reviews
2.38 miles away
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
472 reviews
2.63 miles away
Antler Arch
150 reviews
2.40 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Janet Y
January 4, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from AlaskaFamly | Reviewed this property |
TRAX outdoor center at the base of Birch Hill rents equipment. I don't know about rates. You would have to call them. ‭+1 (907) 374-9600‬