Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Matanuska River Park Trails - Open

Matanuska River Park has approximately 1.6 miles of trails, which form a loop from the parking areas to the river. The trails connect the campground, day use area, and athletic fields to the riverside. Most of the trail network traverses gentle rolling terrain through a forest of cottonwood, birch and spruce. When snow cover is sufficient, the park roads are groomed for skate and track skiing. The restroom in the lower campground loop is open year round. The trail system is not groomed in winter due to its narrow width and low hanging branches, however it provides a place to snowshoe.

The Palmer Bike Park draws fun with its nearby pump track. Riders learn aerial and pumping skills and are fun to watch.

2/22/19 MSB Staff re-groomed the trails for skate and re-set the classic tracks. Enjoy.

During the 2018 summer season work begin on a new trail from the Mat River bridge into the park. This trail should be completed during the 2019 season. It will use new and existing trails to link the bridge to N. Gulkana St. near Sherrod Elementary School.
Last Update:  02/22/19


Winter Spring Summer Fall


Parking Area Public Toilet Facilities Trashcan at Trailhead


Hiking Jogging Mountain Biking Skiing Snow Shoeing Walking
Trail Length: 2 miles
Snow Depth: 5
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Surface: Dirt and some rock causeways, 2'-4' wide
Status: Groomed
Community: Palmer