Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Trails

Trails

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is located in south central Alaska, an area of the state blessed with spectacular scenery, natural history and an abundance of wildlife. The Landscape and history is dramatic and diverse. Trails provide access to this beautiful country and offer unique experiences around every bend.

Several Borough Trails require a parking pass. See our eCommerce Site to get Annual, or Day passes.
Parking Passes

Alcantra Trail System - Open


Last Update: 03/17/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Disk Golf Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth: 7
Difficulty:
Surface: Paved, 6’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Aurora Dog Musher Trail System - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 01/29/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Mushing Skiing
Trail Length: 16 miles
Snow Depth: 3
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow - groomed for dog sled racing – 3’- 8’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:


Ayrshire Road Winter Snowmachine Trailhead - Open


Last Update: 11/12/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Mushing Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing
Trail Length: 20 miles
Snow Depth: 11
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow - 3’- 8’ wide
Status: Ungroomed
Community:


Bear, Moose, Fox Trails and Matanuska Greenbelt - Open


Last Update: 04/29/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Public Toilet Facilities

Uses

Hiking Mountain Biking Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Ungroomed
Community:

Big Lake Area Snowmachine Trails - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/31/20

Seasons

Winter Spring

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Ice Fishing Jogging Mountain Biking Mushing Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow
Status: Groomed
Community:


Crevasse Moraine Nordic Trail System - Open


Last Update: 04/07/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Sledding Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 10 miles
Snow Depth: 9
Difficulty:
Surface: Dirt and gravel surface, 4’- 8’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Denali State Park - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/31/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Eska Creek Falls - Open


Last Update: 08/03/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Ungroomed
Community:

Eureka Area Trails - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/31/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Jogging Mountain Biking Mushing Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Groomed
Community:


Fish Lake Multi-Use Trails - Open


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Uses

Jogging Skiing Walking
Trail Length: 3 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Government Peak Rec Area Winter Trails - Open


Last Update: 04/16/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 16 miles
Snow Depth: 17
Difficulty:
Surface: Please see attached brochure
Status: Groomed
Community:

Government Peak Recreation Area Summer Trails - Closed


Last Update: 12/29/20

Seasons

Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Walking
Trail Length: 8 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface: Varies
Status: Ungroomed
Community:

Haessler–Norris Trail System - Open


Last Update: 11/12/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Jogging Mountain Biking Mushing Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth: 33
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow
Status: Groomed
Community:


Hatcher Pass State Recreation Area - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 04/16/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Sledding Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth: 29
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow or dirt and gravel
Status: Groomed
Community:


Kroto Creek Winter Trailhead - Open


Last Update: 11/12/20

Seasons

Winter

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Jogging Mountain Biking Mushing Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 13 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow - 3’- 8’ wide
Status:
Community:


Lake Louise Snowmachine Trails - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/28/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skating Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth: 25
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow
Status: Groomed
Community:


Lazy Mountain Recreation Area - Open


Last Update: 04/02/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 3 miles
Snow Depth: 21
Difficulty:
Surface: Grass and dirt surface, 5’- 8’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Matanuska Peak Trail - Open


Last Update: 06/08/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 5 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface: Dirt surface, 2’- 4’ wide
Status: Ungroomed
Community:

Matanuska River Park Trails - Open


Last Update: 04/08/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth: 7
Difficulty:
Surface: Dirt and some rock causeways, 2'-4' wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Morgan Horse Trail - Open


Last Update: 03/19/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth: 17
Difficulty:
Surface: natural surface
Status: Groomed
Community:

Nancy Lake & Willow State Recreations Areas - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 02/22/19

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Ice Fishing Jogging Mushing Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 10 miles
Snow Depth: 17
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow or dirt
Status: Groomed
Community:


Palmer-Moose Creek Trail - Open


Last Update: 08/03/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Hiking Jogging Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 6 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Ungroomed
Community:

Pioneer Ridge Austin Helmers Trail - Open


Last Update: 06/08/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 12 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface: Dirt and rock surface, 1’ to 2’ wide
Status: Ungroomed
Community:

Plumley-Maud - Open


Last Update: 03/19/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 3 miles
Snow Depth: 15
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Groomed
Community:

Settlers Bay Coastal Trails - Open


Last Update: 04/06/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 5 miles
Snow Depth: 9
Difficulty:
Surface: Gravel and packed dirt
Status: Groomed
Community:

Sheep Mountain Trail System - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/31/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Groomed
Community:


Skeetawk Hatcher Pass Mile 10.6 Alpine Area - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/28/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Skiing Sledding Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth: 21
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow, 5'-10' wide
Status: Groomed
Community:


Ski Hill Nordic Ski Trails - Closed


Last Update: 11/13/17

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Skiing
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Talkeetna Elementary Nordic Ski Trail - Closed


Last Update: 03/08/18

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Skiing
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Talkeetna Lakes Ski Trails - Open


Last Update: 12/26/17

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Ice Fishing Jogging Mountain Biking Skating Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 9 miles
Snow Depth: 5
Difficulty:
Surface: Dirt, grass, 2'-8' wide
Status: Groomed
Community:


Trapper Creek / Petersville Winter Trails - Open


Last Update: 02/14/20

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Mushing Skiing Snow Machines
Trail Length: 13 miles
Snow Depth: 25
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow - 3’- 8’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:


Trapper Creek Community Center Nordic Ski Trails - Open


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Winter Spring Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Skiing
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Trapper Creek Elementary Nordic Ski Trails - Closed


Last Update: 04/29/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Skiing
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


West Butte Trail - Open


Last Update: 03/15/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth: 9
Difficulty:
Surface: Gravel, Wood Stairs, Geo-block hardened Dirt Surface, 2'-6' Wide
Status: Ungroomed
Community:

Willow Area Trails - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 01/15/21

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Jogging Mountain Biking Mushing Skiing Snow Machines Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Groomed
Community: