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.
In late 2016, the Mat-Su Borough produced updated color versions of 15 trail maps. Below, they are noted as "updated." You can download and print these maps before heading out in the Mat-Su Valley on your next hiking adventure.
Another great resource for local trails is a Mat-Su blog called Thrive Outside. They have hiked almost every trail included on the blog, and have provided many excellent links to maps, conditions, directions and more.
Eska Creek Falls Trail (updated 2016)
Lazy Mountain Trail (updated 2016)
Lazy Mountain Winter Trails
Matanuska Greenbelt Trails
Matanuska Peak Trail (updated 2016)
Matanuska River Park Trail System (updated 2016)
Morgan Horse Trail (updated 2016)
Palmer-Moose Creek RR Trail (updated 2016)
Pioneer Ridge-Austin Helmers Trails (updated 2016)
Plumley-Maud Trail (updated 2016)
Reflections Lake Trail (Knik River access)
West Butte Trail (updated 2016)
Sheep Mountain Ski Trails
Alcantra Disc Golf Course
Alcantra Sports Complex & Trail System (updated 2016)
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.
Government Peak Summer Trails (updated 2016)
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 SystemTalkeetna Lakes Park (updated 2016)
Trapper Creek - Petersville Trail System
Caswell Area (snowmobile)
Susitna Valley (snowmobile)
Willow Area (snowmobile)