ElevationAscent: 76' 23 m
Descent: -92' -28 m
High: 288' 88 m
Low: 224' 68 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“This doubletrack is the most direct route from Crevasse-Moraine Trailhead to Long Lake Connector”— Dot Helm
This southbound trail starts with a gravel road to accommodate the relocated trailhead. It'll be obvious after passing through a blue gate (about 0.1mi downhill) to the left that you've entered the stadium area with pavilion. Ignore the first trail going uphill to the right and continue to the next downhill trail to the right. It has a post with a clearly labeled "Expressway" sign on it, so just to be sure you get started on the right trail. From then on, it's just a matter of following the Expressway signs. The biggest uphill is not far from the beginning, then the trail levels out to routine rolling hills - at least by Matanuska Greenbelt Standards.
In about 1 mi, you'll find a right turn that takes you to Mooseberry Mesa. In about another 0.1 mile, you'll hit the Long Lake Connector, the main entryway to the rest of the fun trails in the Matanuska Greenbelt. From this point, you can choose to extend your visit on a variety of other trails, or head back the way you came.
More information on the Greenbelt area can be found atmatanuska-greenbelt.org
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Local Club: Matanuska Greenbelt Trails Association