Talkeetna Lakes Park

Located two miles south of Talkeetna, this 1,040-acre park surrounds six lakes. Over the past 15 years, Talkeetna Lakes Park […]

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area is different from most Alaskan park areas. It is one of the few flat, lake-studded […]

Settlers Bay Coastal Park

Settlers Bay Coastal Park is the newest park in the Matanuska Susitna Borough. It is 295 acres of rolling up […]

Hatcher Pass Recreation Area

The 300,000 acre Hatcher Pass Management Area primarily consists of mountainous terrain in the Talkeetna Mountain Range that climb from […]

Matanuska Greenbelt Trails

The Matanuska Greenbelt Trail System can be accessed by multiple trailheads and is on land managed by the Mat-Su Borough, […]

West Bodenburg Butte

Bodenburg Butte is the Mat-Su valleys’ most popular hike – for good reason. A moderately steep, well-constructed trail leads two […]

Government Peak Race Trail

The Government Peak Race Trail begins on the Matanuska Loop, but you can find signs for it starting at the […]


The 3.5 mile Rippy Trail starts after the shooting range  at a curve where the road turns south down to […]

Matanuska Peak Trail

Matanuska Peak is one of South Central Alaska’s favorite hikes. The 6,119 foot peak is reachable in a full day […]

Marmot Mountain

The Marmot Mountain trail is a one-mile jaunt up the south ridge of Marmot Mountain off of Hatcher Pass Road.  […]

Lazy Mountain

The Lazy Mountain trail, despite the name, is an ambitious hike that gains 3,720 in 2.2 miles. The first mile of […]

Gunsight Mountain

This 3.7 mile trail begins at the base of Gunsight mountain and hikes it’s slopes to a stunning vista. The […]

Curry Ridge Trail

The Curry Ridge Trail began construction in 2016 as part of the first phase of the South Denali Project. It gently climbs […]

7-Mile Canoe Trail

This delightful paddle traverses scenic waterways through the heart of Wasilla. One can begin at Finger Lake State Recreation Site, […]

Jim Creek Canoe Route

This delightful paddle starts at Jim Lake, continues through McRoberts Creek to Jim Creek, and ends at the Knik River! […]