Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Bear, Moose, Fox Trails and Matanuska Greenbelt - Open

Bearberry Bluff is a dirt, single-track trail that carves a flowing path through forest, banking around neatly groomed corners in a 1.1 mile loop. Bearberry Bluff, Bearbottom, and Rootbear are Mat-Su Borough trails. The latest Borough additions include Fox Run and Foxtrot trails, all north of Long Lake.

These easy to moderate single tracks are a fun, hoot-worthy ride. In the fall, leaves spatter the trail with color. The Bear and Fox trails tap into a network of some 33 miles of trails within the Matanuska Greenbelt network. The Greenbelt are loops of trails between the Palmer-Wasilla Highway, the Glenn Highway, Parks Highway, and Trunk Road. There's four land owners collaborating: the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, University of Alaska-Mat-Su College, University of Alaska Fairbanks-Experiment Farm, and the State-Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area. Some 100 posts with 300 directional signs and 12 gateway posts with small maps help you get around this undulating, looping, and curving trail network.

For more information on the Matanuska Greenbelt trails see their page.

The MSB Saw Crew completed the removal of all trees blocking these trails on 1/13/22 . Enjoy! This is a non-motorized trail network. Bugs can be
heavy. Horses are welcome when trails harden after
wet spring. Be prepared for moose nearby. A bear bell
on a bike alerts others to your arrival around curves.
Last Update:  01/18/22


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Trail Length: miles
Snow Depth: 13
Status: Ungroomed
Community: Palmer