Willow Area Community Organization

Willow Trails Committee

Mission Statement

To provide safe and enjoyable recreational trails for Willow residents and visitors.


  1. Identify historic and currently used trails.
  2. Obtain public use easements for recreational trails and trailheads.
  3. Maintain trails for safe and enjoyable use while protecting the natural resources.
  4. Provide information to the public on trail safety and etiquette.
  5. Provide a forum for trail related issues.

Like Willow Trail Committee Facebook page to keep track of trail news and trail conditions.

Maps of Willow Area Maintained Trails 2018

West Gateway Trails
Link to printable map

Willow Community Trails
Link to printable map

Trail Report

Willow Trail Committee Report for Summer 2017:

Maps for these trails are available for download below.

Willow Area Winter Trail Plan

The June 2006 edition addressing winter trails is available both as a downloadable PDF and as text indexed by section.

Willow Summer Trails Master Plan

Download Summer Trails Plan Final [June 2011]
(LARGE pdf: 13M)

Trail History

We hope to document early uses of our various trails, both for their historical value and to preserve precedence.

Trail Links

Willow Trail Committee Facebook page Like their page to keep track of trail news and trail conditions.

EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge. Food and lodging adjacent to trails, checkpoint for many trail events and host to Willow activities.

Alaska State Trails Program, State recreational trails, grants and trail resources can be found here.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development; information on trails, trail conditions, projects, maps, etc.

Willow Running Club; provides an opportunity for foot races and running events in the Lower Susitna Valley while promoting the Willow area trails and supporting healthy communities.

Willow Dog Mushers Association; protecting and preserving the sport of dog mushing through education, communication, recreational activities and competition.

Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation; developing and maintaining quality trails and parks within the Borough.

Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers is a recreational trail advocacy group based in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley region of Alaska, dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of sustainable trails for hikers and mountain bikers throughout the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

Big Lake Trails, Inc’s web site has information about activities and projects, rides and events. Additionally, members can download trail data (GPS, Maps, GoogleEarth trip planning etc).

Mid-Valley Trail Club; (Susitna Landing) have maps (for download) of Trapper Lake area trails on their web site

Alaska Trails; trail advocacy group, working to build and preserve trails for all trail users.

American Trails; nations largest online trails resource

Willow Trails Committee
Phone:495- 6368 Email: trails@waco-ak.org
Meets: 3rd Wednesday/Month, WCC, 7PM