Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers

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

And, thanks to our members and supporters, we have made significant advances toward improving hiking and mountain biking opportunities in the valley, with new trail construction, trail maintenance and trail advocacy. We have also increased our hiking and biking programs which help to get folks out on the trails to experience and explore the Valley.


A Thank You to our Sponsors

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our sponsors and partners across Alaska. Thanks for helping us fulfill our mission of improving local trail systems and building a strong, inspired community in the Mat-Su Valley.

Backcountry Bike and Ski LogoAktive Soles logoAlaska Community Foundation logoMatsu trails and Parks Foundation logoREI logo

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Trails and Programs

We are in constant pursuit of new trails for mountain biking and hiking across the valley, with a recent focus on the Government Peak Recreation Area, where we have build an ADA-compliant trail and an abundance of single track mountain biking trails over the last few years. Our summer programs, RUNmatsu and SprocKidz are representative of our community focus to make the Matanuska-Susitna Valley a world-class trail community and destination. 


We specialize in trail building and would love to introduce you to the joys of trail work on our volunteer trail work days. Trail work is hard physical labor, so if digging in the dirt is not for you please consider helping with some of our programs, such as Sprockidz or Take a Hike program. There is something for everyone. Read more about how you can help.

New Projects

We are excited to implement a new Trail Counter system provided by TRAFx this summer! As a trail building and advocacy group, we always have local mountain bikers and hikers in mind. This new system will provide us with quantitative data with which to pursue more trail funding, identify specific trail needs and justify our dedication to the fantastic trail systems here in the Mat-Su Valley. 


We know the benefits of trails and actively promote and advocate for trails for mountain biking and hiking. As trail advocates, we work to ensure that the Matanuska-Susitna Valley is a place we can always go to hike and mountain bike and to enjoy the outdoors. Read more about trail advocacy and how you can help.

Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers   •   PO Box 2867, Palmer, Alaska 99645   •

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