Matanuska-Susitna Borough

: Trapper Creek / Petersville Winter Trails - Open

A winter trail system consisting routes that allow snowmachiners, dog mushers and skiers to travel the area lying north of Petersville Road and west of the Parks Highway. The combined mileage of the trails is over 50 miles. The trails traverse large swamps and Black Spruce forests. Most of the trails can accommodate two way traffic on the same trail. On clear days the trails offer spectacular views of the Alaska Range and Mount Denali to the north.

From MVTC 2/2/23:
The trails are in good shape this week, after the weather cooled down. The lake and river, which had overflow have also frozen over. On 1/29 work done on the alternate trail for the ravine, cutting brush and trees, as well as the trail from Trapper Lake to the Ravine was groomed, with the small board groomer.
Last Update:  01/27/23


Winter Spring Fall


Parking Area


Mushing Skiing Snow Machines
Trail Length: 20 miles
Snow Depth: 31
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Surface: Snow - 3’- 14’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community: Trapper Creek