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42 mi 68 km of trail 6 Runs

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Favorite South summit view looking east with new flag in place
Difficult

South Pioneer Peak Hike

14.2 mi 22.9 km • Out and Back • 7,207 ft Ascent 2196.7 m Ascent

(5) Butte, AK
Favorite Summit photo looking north into Hatcher Recreation Area.
Difficult

Government Peak Climb

2.9 mi 4.7 km • Point to Point • 3,751 ft Ascent 1143.36 m Ascent

(1) Fishhook, AK
Favorite Westward bound between Matanuska Peak and Lazy Mountain.
Very Difficult

Matanuska Peak Challenge Race Course

12.0 mi 19.4 km • Loop • 8,273 ft Ascent 2521.55 m Ascent

(1) Lazy Mo…, AK
Favorite Ridge view looking south
Difficult

Pioneer Ridge Vertical Mile

4.8 mi 7.7 km • Point to Point • 5,201 ft Ascent 1585.23 m Ascent

(2) Butte, AK
Favorite Westward bound between Matanuska Peak and Lazy Mountain.
Very Difficult

Matanuska Peak Route

9.8 mi 15.8 km • Out and Back • 5,348 ft Ascent 1630.2 m Ascent

(5) Lazy Mo…, AK
Favorite Clouds lift during an early morning on the Pioneer Loop.
Intermediate

Pioneer Loop

1.2 mi 1.9 km • Loop • 89 ft Ascent 27.22 m Ascent

(3) Fishhook, AK

Trails in Palmer and Wasilla - 30

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1Government Peak Trail
Difficult
Fishhook, AK
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Fishhook, AK
4.8 mi 7.7 km #2Pioneer Ridge Austin Helmers Trail
Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Butte, AK
1.2 mi 1.9 km #3West Butte Trail
Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Butte, AK
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Fenceline Trail
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Gateway, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #5Matanuska Peak Trail
Difficult
Lazy Mountain, AK
Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Lazy Mountain, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Lazy Mountain Trail
Difficult
Lazy Mountain, AK
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Lazy Mountain, AK
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Mooseberry Mesa
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Gateway, AK
1.7 mi 2.7 km #8Outer Trail
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Gateway, AK
3.0 mi 4.9 km #9Long Lake Loop
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
3.0 mi 4.9 km Gateway, AK
1.8 mi 2.8 km #10Blueberry Knoll Trail
Difficult
Fishhook, AK
Difficult
1.8 mi 2.8 km Fishhook, AK
0.6 mi 1.0 km #11Bodenburg Butte Trail
Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Butte, AK
1.1 mi 1.8 km #12Bearberry Bluff
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Gateway, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Moose Poop Loop
Difficult
Gateway, AK
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Gateway, AK
2.2 mi 3.5 km #14McRoberts Creek Trail
Difficult
Lazy Mountain, AK
Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Lazy Mountain, AK
2.2 mi 3.6 km #15Johnson Lake Loop
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
2.2 mi 3.6 km Gateway, AK
0.9 mi 1.5 km #16Victor Lake Loop
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Gateway, AK
2.0 mi 3.2 km #17Long Lake Connector
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Gateway, AK
1.4 mi 2.3 km #18Farm-College Connector
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
1.4 mi 2.3 km Gateway, AK
0.9 mi 1.5 km #19Old Well Monitor Road
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.9 mi 1.5 km Gateway, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #20Kepler Connector
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Gateway, AK
0.1 mi 0.2 km #21IMBA Trail
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Gateway, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #22Swamp Loop
Easy
Palmer, AK
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Palmer, AK
0.3 mi 0.5 km #23Fox Run
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Gateway, AK
0.7 mi 1.1 km #24Foxtrot
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Gateway, AK
1.0 mi 1.6 km #25Expressway
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Gateway, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #26Subway
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Gateway, AK
0.4 mi 0.7 km #27Baseline Trail
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Gateway, AK
0.4 mi 0.7 km #28Rabbit Field Road
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Gateway, AK
0.2 mi 0.4 km #29Upper Trail
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.4 km Gateway, AK
0.4 mi 0.6 km #30Matanuska Lake View Trail
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Gateway, AK

Photos of Palmer and Wasilla - 11

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Westward bound between Matanuska Peak and Lazy Mountain.
Mar 22, 2016 near Lazy Mo…, AK
Lazy Mountain Summit
May 31, 2018 near Lazy Mo…, AK
From the offshoot trail looking up at the waterfall
Feb 1, 2018 near Fishhook, AK
In March, enjoy expansive, snow-covered views from just below the summit on Matanuska Peak.
Mar 16, 2017 near Lazy Mo…, AK
Clouds lift during an early morning on the Pioneer Loop.
Feb 26, 2017 near Fishhook, AK
Panorama from the Matanuska Peak summit facing southwest.
Mar 22, 2016 near Lazy Mo…, AK
Main entrance to Mooseberry Mesa.
Jul 20, 2016 near Gateway, AK
Fishing in Long Lake, just off the Long Lake Loop Trail.
Jul 6, 2016 near Gateway, AK
Burl or gall.
Nov 22, 2016 near Fishhook, AK
Tree conk(s) in an Alaskan forest.
Nov 22, 2016 near Fishhook, AK
Tree conk(s) in an Alaskan forest.
Nov 22, 2016 near Fishhook, AK

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