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Recommended Routes in Palmer and Wasilla - 4

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

South Pioneer Peak Hike

14.2 mi 22.9 km 7,207' Up 2196.7 m Up 7,207' Down 2196.57 m Down

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

Government Peak Climb

2.9 mi 4.7 km 3,751' Up 1143.36 m Up 10' Down 2.9 m Down

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

Matanuska Peak Route

9.8 mi 15.8 km 5,348' Up 1630.2 m Up 5,348' Down 1630.09 m Down

Lazy Mo…, AK
Favorite Clouds lift during an early morning on the Pioneer Loop.
Easy/Intermediate

Pioneer Loop

1.2 mi 1.9 km 89' Up 27.22 m Up 89' Down 27.24 m Down

Fishhook, AK

Palmer and Wasilla Running

  • 74 Miles 120 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Palmer and Wasilla - 32

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1West Butte Trail
Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult
Butte, AK
4.8 mi 7.7 km #2Pioneer Ridge Austin Helmers Trail
Difficult
Butte, AK
Difficult
Butte, AK
2.9 mi 4.7 km #3Government Peak Trail
Difficult
Fishhook, AK
Difficult
Fishhook, AK
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Fenceline Trail
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
Gateway, AK
5.5 mi 8.9 km #5Matanuska Peak Trail
Difficult
Lazy Mountain, AK
Difficult
Lazy Mountain, AK
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Lazy Mountain Trail
Difficult
Lazy Mountain, AK
Difficult
Lazy Mountain, AK 10 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Bodenburg Butte Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Butte, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Butte, AK
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Mooseberry Mesa
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
3.0 mi 4.9 km #9Long Lake Loop
Easy
Gateway, AK
Easy
Gateway, AK
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10Outer Trail
Intermediate
Gateway, AK
Intermediate
Gateway, AK

Photos of Palmer and Wasilla - 15

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Westward bound between Matanuska Peak and Lazy Mountain.
Mar 22, 2016 near Lazy Mo…, AK
Lazy Mountain Summit
Mar 7, 2021 near Lazy Mo…, AK
The main trail around the tree line altitude.
Sep 29, 2020 near Lazy Mo…, AK
4 miles from the start of the trail. 3500' of altitude.
Sep 29, 2020 near Lazy Mo…, AK
Looking toward the summit around 4,000' of elevation.
Sep 29, 2020 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