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Did you know there are more than 2,000 miles of trails
in the Mat-Su Valley?
Hike, bike, ski, snowshoe or ATV and snowmobile on this vast recreational system!
Below is a list of some of the more popular trail systems groups by geographic location. Refer to the map below for the general location. You can also download a trail map and description by clicking on the trail name.
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(Palmer, Sutton, Chickaloon, Matanuska Glacier Area, Eureka)
Crevasse Moraine Trail System
Eska Creek Falls Trail
Lazy Mountain Trail
Lazy Mountain Winter Trails
Matanuska Peak Trail
Matanuska River Park Trail System
Morgan Horse Trail
Palmer-Moose Creek RR Trail (1.5 MB)
Pioneer Ridge-Austin Helmers Trails (2 MB)
Reflections Lake Trail (Knik River access)
West Butte Trail
Sheep Mountain Ski Trails (2 MB)
(Wasilla, Knik, Big Lake, Houston)
Alcantra Disc Golf Course
Alcantra Sports Complex & Trail System
Aurora Dog Mushers Trail System
Cottonwood Creek Trail
Crooked Lake & Iron Dog Winter Trails
Flathorn - Susitna Trail
Iditarod Historical Trail from Eklutna to Skwenta
Lake Lucille Park Trail System
Scout Ridge Loop
Big Lake (snowmobile)
Gold Rush Country
The following trails are maintained by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
Denali Country(Willow, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Denali State Park, Denali National Park-South)
Amber Lake-Trapper Lake Trail System
Byers Lake - Denali State Park
Kesugi Ridge - Denali State Park
Montana Creek Dog Mushers Trail System
Nancy Lake Canoe Trail - Nancy Lake, Willow
Talkeetna Mail Trail & Central Trail System
Trapper Creek - Petersville Trail System (1.3 MB)
Caswell Area (snowmobile)
Susitna Valley (snowmobile)
Willow Area (snowmobile)
Off the Beaten Path
(Denali Highway, Lake Louise, Yentna)
Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play
The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!
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