Palmer-Moose Creek Railroad Trail is a 12.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palmer, Alaska that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,712 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

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walking
3 months ago

I don’t think I would categorize this as a “hike” simply due to the fact that there is next to no elevation gain/loss, but it is a very nice nature walk.
The trail travels over the top of some old abandoned train tracks with portions of rail still exposed and various derailed train cars for viewing as you pass by.
At several points along the trail, you can exit and walk on the MatSu riverbed.
Recommended for a pleasant, low impact stroll.

hiking
4 months ago