Matanuska Experiment Farm Loop

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Palmer, Alaska

Matanuska Experiment Farm Loop is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palmer, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length9.6 miElevation gain1,450 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingMountain bikingSnowshoeingBird watchingRunningForestWildlifeNo dogs
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This loop is set on agricultural research land owned by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The hiking here is mostly flat with a few forested hills.

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Jennifer Spatz
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Darla Coffey
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Hiking

Some icy spots but pretty nice out there!

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Ashell Budreaux
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Easy trail - few icy spots but easily navigated. Several bikers and families- only downside was several people with dogs not on leashes the time I went. Overall tho a great trail to enjoy if you want something mainly flat and well traveled.

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Patricia Lunt
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Kristina Woolston
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Surprised how much I loved this trail system! Loved the trail variety, great uphill, downhill and all in between.

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Trevor Mora
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Patricia Lunt
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Tiffany Blankenship
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Sierra Winter Cody Smith
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Hiking

Don’t let the length of this hike intimidate you. There are plenty of places to turn around and the trail is wide open. I really didn’t want to run today but I made myself do 1 mile and I’m glad I did. Getting back into it.

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Kyle VanTassel
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Mountain bikingBugs

fun and beautiful trail. connects to the crevass marine trail of you want to add some extra to the ride. just be warned the wooded sections in the summer are littered with mosquito's. they don't bother you if you're riding a bike.

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Sierra Winter Cody Smith
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Hiking

A nice moderate loop that has pretty views. I did a portion and turned around and loved every step.

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Rachel Martinez
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Hiking

These trails could go on and on and on! It’s a great place to bring kids, with wife trails and open fields along the way!! I have yet to make it all the way through but it has some beautiful views! Go prepared to spend some time exploring and pack a lunch!!

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Joe Bellavance
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Hiking

I explored 8.5 miles of this trail and enjoyed it. Open fields with mountain vistas. Wooded trails that meander thru an area just loaded with small ravines. I did parts or all of four trails in here and it’s great for all skills. Fun trails.

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Wade Edwards
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Cary Strahan
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Barbara Baker
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great trails, great condition, not muddy

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Patricia Lunt
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Once you get in the woods, it's slippery and muddy. should dry out in a week or two. great trail for level walking.

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Sergio Acena
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Hiking

Just a beautiful morning for a walk before the winds start this afternoon. Trails are mostly dry so get out and enjoy

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Fritz Slather
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Fun and great for the family. I hike this one with my grandchildren.

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Kristopher Goodie
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Walking

Pretty cool trail system. I enjoyed the fields and scenic areas. Very easy in my opinion. I would often go there when o wanted to do a quite and easy workout.

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Lori Setters Flowerdew
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It was a beautiful hike. Nice and clear, only a couple small hills. We only did the trail/loop around Johnson Lake.

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Angela Machacek
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Walking

Nice trail, very level. Really nice that there are checkpoints with maps and directional arrows etc but was still easy to get turned around because not all side trails are on the maps. Still a really nice walk that was quiet.

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Kiva Kiva
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Really easy walk, pretty views, but super confusing to find the "loop". Lots of trail options and quiet a few people and dogs. Good for days you want an easy walk.

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Matt Welk
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Laura Crum
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Sheri Williams
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Sandy Gravley
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Marvie James Lyon
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