The KMTA corridor is home to a multitude of trails that once served as a connection between the diverse ecosystems and people of this mountainous region. Today they serve as a form of recreation and a source of enjoyment for locals and tourists alike.
KMTA’s Trail Town Program recognizes and celebrates the amazing trail network found within the National Heritage Area and the communities which these trails pass through. Trail Town communities support trail users with services, promote the trails to its citizens, and embraces the trail as a resource to be protected and celebrated.
Residents and visitors are drawn to the trails of KMTA, whether a storied alpine trail like Mount Marathon or a quiet community connector. To keep these trails in good condition, and to build new ones, we work with land managers and public organizations to connect communities and move dirt.
From the shores of Prince William Sound, through glacially carved Kenai Mountain passes, to Turnagain tidal flats, trails have long connected diverse ecosystems and peoples of this mountainous region. Today, recreational trails within KMTA offer a variety of terrain, length, and difficulty. Bike a beloved backcountry trail, or wander a secret gem of alpine access. Explore our trails!