Government Peak offers popular summer hiking trails just north of Palmer. The Main trail to the peak can be daunting, though it offers some of the best views of the area all the way to the Knik Glacier. Multiple trails for biking and horseback riding also traverse the area. Note that the parking area is open from 8 AM to 8 PM, so be careful not to get locked in.
For directions or additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or click on the website link above.