Located one-third of the way from Palmer to Wasilla, this 33-mile trail system meanders through boreal forest, farmland, and the rolling moraines left by the glaciers of the last Ice Age. The trails are some of the only non-mountain, non-motorized pathways in the area, and they’re popular with dog walkers, mountain bikers, geo-cachers, cross-country skiers, runners, and equestrians.
Seven trailheads—off the Glenn Highway, Trunk Road, and the Palmer-Wasilla Highway—access hikes that range from steep hills to wheelchair-accessible strolls and single-track mountain-bike paths. We’ve included brief descriptions of the hikes, but at the major trailheads you’ll also find large maps as well as background information. Although there are directional posts at most trail intersections, the maze of trails can be confusing, so be sure to keep a mental map of where you’re going and from which trailhead you began your adventure.