The Matanuska Greenbelt encompasses some outstanding glacial landforms on lands squeezed between the Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Glenn Highway, Parks Highway, and Trunk road on lands owned by Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Crevasse-Moraine Trails = MSB CMT), UAA Matanuska-Susitna College, UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm, and State of Alaska (Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area = MLSRA). The area is known for its challenging trails as well as agriculture and history. This website will initially focus on the trails in the area, but expects to add content over time.



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To enhance trail users’ knowledge of the area and encourage safe, responsible use in the area, the Matanuska Greenbelt Trail Association (land managers, volunteers, and trail users) started working on a map and signage program for the area. An initial map was released in mid-2009 and several updates since then. Most of the 30+mi of trail have now (2010) been signed with a few more to be added in 2011. This was largely with financial support largely from donors and Mat-Su Borough Bed Tax. Thank you. Work is now starting on trailhead signs and other signs in the area. These were funded by a grant from Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation in 2011.


The complete area is non-motorized although there may be authorized vehicles (tractors) working the farm lands. Individual properties may have rules specific to them and not other areas of the Greenbelt. Please respect the desires of individual landowners for the privilege of using these lands so that we may continue using these trails.


Check back as we update the website with more information about the trails, events (celebrations, races, education, work days), and meetings. If you can’t make meetings, we post summaries on the website. Most recent announcements and meeting summaries are at bottom of this page.

We'd like to thank Mat-Su Borough for the initial Bed Tax Grant and the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation for another grant as well as all our Buy A Post donors for their financial support to complete our sign program over the past 4 years. Field crews and other staff from the four land managers helped build and/or install the trailhead structures and sign posts. Without this help and that of volunteers, the mapping and sign program would not have been the success it has been. Thank you.

Recent Announcements

  • MGT updates Oct 19, 2015 .1. Next meeting Oct 27, 5:30pm, Matanuska Experiment Farm. Room to be announced. We'll revisit the "race" permit application, best methods (web, FB, msg board at trailhead, email ...
    Posted Oct 20, 2015, 1:08 AM by Dot Helm
  • MGT Updates Sept 5, 2014, CMT Cleanup Day Sept 27 Reminder: Crevasse-Moraine Cleanup Day. September 27, 2014. 10:30am - 2pm. Meet at CMT Trailhead to sign in, pickup trash bags, and get instructions from Landfill staff. This is also ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:51 PM by Dot Helm
  • MGT Updates Aug 3, 2014 Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day is Thurs Aug 7, noon to 5pm, at the Matanuska Experiment Farm Trailhead (google maps can give directions). There will be usual games for kids and ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:41 PM by Dot Helm
  • MGT Updates July 11, 2014 Here's some updates for you on a warm sunny evening.1. Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day. Thursday, August 7,  12pm to 5pm. Matanuska Experiment Farm.  Over the years, this event ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:39 PM by Dot Helm
  • MGT June 2014 updates 1. Congratulations to Mat-Su Convention and Visitor Bureau for the celebration of land purchase for their new visitor center just south of Matanuska Lakes State Rec Area at the ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:33 PM by Dot Helm
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Recent Meeting Summaries

  • MGT Nov 13, 2013, Meeting Summary Thanks to everyone who came Wed night. We had a good turnout of 16 people, including the administrators from all the active managers. Some of this summary will be from ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2013, 1:43 AM by Dot Helm
  • MGT Mar 20, 2013, Meeting Summary We had some new faces at our last meeting and discussed a number of items. Because some things are still in flux, consider the modifiers "tentatively", "probably", etc, even if ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2013, 9:31 PM by Dot Helm
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