You are now entering the 397-square mile Chena River State Recreation Area. Here you'll find activities year round from hiking, rock climbing, and berry picking to dog sledding and cross-country skiing. Maintained and well-marked trails lead into alpine country and access very different hiking experiences. Once above treeline, smaller trails lead away from the main, developed trails to reach even more remote areas, many with unobstructed views. This recreation area is also a great place to look for wildlife; watch for moose grazing in the beaver ponds.
You'll find an abundance of blueberries and cranberries throughout the Chena River State Recreation Area. Low lying areas just off the roads are great places to look for blueberries, while cranberries are more commonly found in wooded areas.