Distance: 6.1 miles
Elevation Gain: Less than 500 feet
Type: Out and Back
This trail follows an old railroad bed and is a great walk from downtown Palmer, with views of the Matanuska River and Chugach Range. Arrange for a shuttle at Moose Creek if you want to make this a one-way, 6.1-mile trip, to Moose Creek State Recreation Wayside Moose Creek State Recreation Wayside. Or, for some serious mileage, come back the way you came. From the Palmer end, the first mile is easy; after that, you’ll have to cross some rock slides with washouts. Depending on conditions, this trail may not be suitable for young kids or physically challenged people, since it may involve rock scrambling. The trail is most popular with hikers and walkers, but is sometimes used by mountain bikers, equestrians, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers. It is non-motorized.
Features: Biking, running, cross-country skiing
*Take note: Dogs must be on leash