Talkeetna is full of trail-loving, community-minded people, several of whom spontaneously volunteered to do finish work on the trail even as it was being cut in with the Sweco.
Alaska Trails, IMBA, and National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance program helped Chris Mannix and the Denali Nordic Ski Club design a beautiful trail through the forests and Lakes just a short bike ride from downtown Talkeetna. This 3.5 mile loop was rough-cut by Happy Trails 2007. In 2008 a Youth Conservation Corps crew finished the trail with help from community volunteers.
Talkeetna Lakes Trail is a non-motorized multiple use trail that surfs the edge of X and Y Lakes and wiggles through the surrounding hills.