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.

The MSB Trail Crew completed the brushing of these trails on 7/13.
The MSB Trail Crew will be working to extend the River Trail from the campground to Eagle Avenue in Palmer. Work will begin in early June and will last about one month. Please watch out for workers and equipment. Thank you.
Last Update:  07/13/21


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:
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Surface: Dirt and some rock causeways, 2'-4' wide
Status: Groomed
Community: Palmer