Back Country Horsemen of Alaska

Working to protect natural land resources. Dedicated to preserving local and back country trails.

The Back Country Horsemen of Alaska is a service organization working with other groups to ensure that area and backcountry trails remain open to the public, and that our relationship with these groups remains user-friendly.

Latest News:

    Kenai Peninsula Chapter Meeting

    The next KP Chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the Soldotna Public Library beginning at 6:00 PM! This will be a great meeting to attend as we hear updates on the new parking lot near the Pollard Horse Trailhead! Can’t make it in person but want to listen in? Join Read More

Trail Advocacy

We are an affiliate of the national group; the Back Country Horsemen of America. Like this organization, we work toward trail maintenance and preservation, both locally and in the backcountry.

Volunteer Service

BCHA members believe that the use of horses on public lands and trails can exist in harmony with the interests of all Alaskan trail users. We offer volunteer time and equipment to:

• Clean up and clear trails

• Build and improve trails

• Create trail head facilities

• Assist agencies in planning strategies for trail use


We are eager to work with other trail user groups. Many of our members also belong to other riding groups such as Chugach Range Riders, Interior Horesemen’s Association, Alaska Icelandic Horse Club, Driving Me Buggy Society, and the local chapter of Cowboys for Christ. The Kenai Peninsula Chapter also works closely with the Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Refuge and the Kenai Peninsula Borough.


Meetings happen monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the MTA builings in Palmer at 7pm. Please contact us for more information..