How to get There
Amber Lake-Trapper Lake Winter Trails are west of the Susitna River. There are three trailhead parking areas along the Parks Highway. Each trailhead and associated trail are listed below:
- Milepost 82.5 Parks Highway (Trapper Lake Trail)
- Milepost 89 Parks Highway (Parker Lake Trail)
- Milepost 105 Parks Highway (Trapper Lake-Rabideaux and Amber Lake Trails)
The winter trail system lies west of the Susitna River and connects the Sheep Creek region to trails west of Oilwell Road and south of Petersville Road. Two trails run north-south, and two run east-west. The combined mileage of the Amber Lake- Trapper Lake Winter Trails is over 70 miles. The trails traverse large swamps and Black Spruce forests and are generally wide enough for one snowmachine (3-5’). In some places along the trails the tracks are wide enough for two machines to pass. These trails are used for recreation as well as access to cabins and homes.
The Amber Lake-Trapper Lake Winter Trail System is used primarily by snowmachiners, but dog mushers, skiers and skijorers also use these trails.
*Take note Many local recreational and professional dog mushers use these trails. If traveling by snowmachine be cautious and yield to dog teams. Pull over, shut off machine and wait while dog teams pass.