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.

4/26/24 Many trails in this system are very soft during break-up and suspectable to damage. If you find yourself leaving tracks in the trail, please consider using more hardened and drier trails to recreate. Thank you.

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:  04/26/24


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Status: Ungroomed
Community: Palmer