Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)

873 reviewer rep
3,912 forum posts
joined Mar 14, 2001

Full Name: Alicia MacLeay
43-year-old woman
Occupation: Co-founder, co-owner, and editor of this website
Email: private

Affiliations: In my role as editor, co-owner, and co-founder of Trailspace, I have professional relationships with numerous outdoor industry professionals, primarily representatives of outdoor gear brands. * Trailspace is a founding member of the Maine Outdoor Brands trade group, and since 2017 I have been a volunteer member of its Advisory Board.


I'm the co-founder and co-owner of Trailspace, along with my partner Dave, as well as its editor. I'm also on the Advisory Board for the Maine Outdoor Brands nonprofit trade group.

Dave and I founded Trailspace in 2001 because we wanted a place where fellow backcountry enthusiasts could share reviews of their own outdoor gear, apparel, and footwear.

Thanks to our amazing community members, Trailspace now has more than 35,000 reviews and counting. Our members' first-hand reviews have helped millions of people find and select gear for their own outdoor adventures.

When I'm not inside working on Trailspace, I like to go outside to run, ski, hike, and bike on trails and in the woods and mountains of Maine, northern New England, and beyond. I like trees, summits, rocks, and snow.

I've hiked all of the 4,000 Footers in New England. I occasionally whittle away at the New England 100 Highest list, and I've also hit a few high points, including Rainier, along the way. I've been a runner for three decades and have run trail races from 3K to 100 miles, and many in between.

I would rather be outside and moving forward than sitting at and typing on this computer.


Trail running
Backcountry skiing
Mountain biking


Weight130 lbs
Torso Length17"
Boot/Shoe Sizewomen's 7.5 US
Jacket/Shirt Sizewomen's small-medium
Pant Sizewomen's small-medium