Flathorn Lake Trail is approximately 21 miles long and traverses the vast wetlands of the Susitna Flats Game Refuge and rolling hills of the Fish Creek watershed. The trail allows snowmachiners, dog mushers and skiers to travel from the Point MacKenzie area to the ‘Susitna Station’ on the Susitna River. The trail crosses the Little Susitna River, through a maze of frozen swamps and ponds, along Fish Creek, across Flathorn Lake before heading north to Susitna Station, where it makes connections with the Iditarod Trail and Iron Dog Trail.
How to get There
From Wasilla - travel southwest on Knik- Goose Bay Road, at Mile 17 turn west (right) on Point MacKenzie Road; follow Point MacKenzie Road for 7 ½ miles to the intersection with Ayshire Road, take a right and travel west on Ayshire for 3 miles. The trailhead is on the north side of Ayshire Road.
The Flathorn Lake Trail is a winter trail, used primarily by snowmachiners, but dog mushers, skiers and skijorers also use it.
*Take note: Near Susitna Station there are several side trails that lead to private property. Stay on the main trail and avoid trespassing on Private Property. 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. Remember nonmotorized users have the right-of-way.