Trail Running

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Alcantra Trail
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

This 1.6 mile trail is fully paved and perfect for people of all ages.  Though just outside Palmer, it offers a variety of activities such as disc-golf, running, biking, and even Nordic skiing in winter.

For directions and additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department of click on the website link above.

Crevasse-Moraine
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

The Crevasse-Moraine trail system features over 6 miles of interconnected trails and is is open year round.  These trails run along what was once a glacier bed and ranges widely in difficulty from trail to trail.

For directions and additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or click on the website link above.

Government Peak Summer Trail
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

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.

Lazy Mountain Trails
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

Two trails, the Lazy Moose Trail and Lazy Mountain Trail, are the primary ascent of the mountain.  The former is a longer, winding trail with moderate slopes and an easier climb, while the latter is much shorter and more difficult as it offers the straightest path to the peak.  From the top you can see the Chugach and Talkeena Ranges.

For directions and additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or click on the website link above.

Matanuska Peak Trail
Phone: (907) 861 – 8578
Description:

This trail is just over 4 miles long from end to end and showcases phenomenal views of the Matanuska and Knik rivers, and of Cook Inlet.  The climb starts out easy, but increases in difficulty as you go, and you will certainly want to bring appropriate attire for changing weather.

For directions and additional information, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Development Department or click on the website link above.