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: 02/24/17

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: 13
Difficulty:
Surface: Paved, 6’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Aurora Dog Musher Trail System - Closed


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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


Ayrshire Road Winter Snowmachine Trailhead - Closed


Last Update: 02/21/17

Seasons

Winter

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Mushing Skiing Snow Machines
Trail Length: 20 miles
Snow Depth: 13
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow - 3’- 8’ wide
Status:
Community:


Bearberry Bluff and Matanuska Greenbelt - Open


Last Update: 10/27/16

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Public Toilet Facilities

Uses

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

Big Lake Area Snowmachine - Closed


Last Update: 12/07/16

Seasons

Winter

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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


Cottonwood Lake Fishing Access - Open


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Summer

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Ice Fishing Skating Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Crevasse Moraine Nordic Trail System - Open


Last Update: 05/05/17

Seasons

Winter Summer

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 10 miles
Snow Depth: 15
Difficulty:
Surface: Dirt and gravel surface, 4’- 8’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Denali State Park - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/08/16

Seasons

Spring

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: 07/26/17

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

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

Eureka Area Trails - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/08/16

Seasons

Winter Spring

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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


Fish Lake Multi-Use Trails - Open


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Winter

Amenities

Uses

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


Government Peak Rec Area Winter Trails - Closed


Last Update: 12/22/16

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Mountain Biking Skiing Sledding Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 8 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface: Please see attached brochure
Status: Groomed
Community:

Government Peak Recreation Area Summer Trails - Open


Last Update: 01/18/17

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: 8 miles
Snow Depth: 11
Difficulty:
Surface: Varies
Status: Groomed
Community:

Haessler–Norris Trail System - Open


Last Update: 02/21/17

Seasons

Winter Spring

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Mushing
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth: 11
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow
Status: Groomed
Community:


Hatcher Pass Mile 10.6 Alpine Area - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 02/24/17

Seasons

Winter Summer

Amenities

Parking Area Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Skiing Sledding Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 1 miles
Snow Depth: 17
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow, 5'-10' wide
Status: Groomed
Community:


Hatcher Pass State Recreation Area - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 10/20/17

Seasons

Winter

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: 7
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow or dirt and gravel
Status: Groomed
Community:


Kroto Creek Winter Trailhead - Closed


Last Update: 01/28/16

Seasons

Winter

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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


Lake Louise Snow Machine Trails - Closed


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

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:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Lake Lucille Park Ski Trails - Closed


Last Update: 12/07/16

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Skiing Snow Machines Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow or dirt and gravel surface, 2’- 4’ wide
Status:
Community:


Lazy Mountain Recreation Area - Open


Last Update: 03/15/17

Seasons

Winter

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Skiing Sledding Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 3 miles
Snow Depth: 11
Difficulty:
Surface: Grass and dirt surface, 5’- 8’ wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Majestic Valley Lodge - Open


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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


Mat-Su Ski Club Trails - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 12/07/16

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Uses

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


Matanuska Peak Trail - Open


Last Update: 03/15/17

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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

Matanuska River Park Trails - Open


Last Update: 12/07/16

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Sledding Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth: 13
Difficulty:
Surface: Dirt and some rock causeways, 2'-4' wide
Status: Groomed
Community:

Memory Lake Fishing Access - Open


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Ice Fishing Skating
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Morgan Horse Trail - Open


Last Update: 08/10/16

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:

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


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

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:
Difficulty:
Surface: Snow or dirt
Status:
Community:


Neklason Lake - Open


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Ice Fishing Skating
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


Palmer-Moose Creek Trail - Open


Last Update: 10/27/16

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

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

Pioneer Ridge Austin Helmers Trail - Open


Last Update: 03/15/17

Seasons

Spring Summer

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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

Plumley-Maud - Open


Last Update: 10/27/16

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Snow Machines
Trail Length: 3 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:

Sheep Mountain - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead

Uses

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


Ski Hill Nordic Ski Trails - Closed


Last Update: 12/31/69

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: 12/08/16

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

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


Talkeetna Lakes Ski Trails - Open


Last Update: 03/15/17

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 - Closed


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

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


Walby Lake Fishing Access - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 04/28/15

Seasons

Spring

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Ice Fishing Walking
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community:


West Butte Trail - Open


Last Update: 01/18/17

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:
Difficulty:
Surface: Gravel, Wood Stairs, Geo-block hardened Dirt Surface, 2'-6' Wide
Status:
Community:

Willow Area Trails - Not a Borough Trail


Last Update: 03/15/17

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Parking Area

Uses

Snow Machines
Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth: 9
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status: Groomed
Community:


X-Y Lakes Trails - Closed


Last Update: 12/31/69

Seasons

Winter Spring Summer Fall

Amenities

Public Toilet Facilities

Uses

Hiking Jogging Skiing Walking
Trail Length: 8 miles
Snow Depth:
Difficulty:
Surface:
Status:
Community: