Mooseberry Mesa

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1.4 Miles 2.2 Kilometers

 

92% 

Runnable

Singletrack

175' 53 m

Ascent

-162' -49 m

Descent

319' 97 m

High

182' 55 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Unknown

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A singletrack lollipop-shaped loop trail located near north end of the Matanuska Greenbelt.

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Overview

If wet or muddy, check the depth of your footprint to see if you should try a different trail that day. Horses are not allowed.
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

This trail is popular with runners and bikers with two-way traffic. Some parts are rooty. When wet, like during breakup, please consider using other trails. However, because this trail is narrow and has some protective materials on it, it tends to be drier than the ski trails in the area.

Description

Mooseberry Mesa is a traditional, hand-built singletrack (skinny relative to newer machine-constructed trails). It was constructed by volunteers from Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers in 2005 for bikers, but foot traffic is also welcome to use it.

The first half mile is relatively flat with some roots.The loop is about 1 mile in length, dipping into a bowl formation before heading back up again to the ridge. The flat portion (stick of lollipop) tends to be a bit rootier than the hilly loop. It's a fun valley/ridge trail either way you run it. The trail was deliberately built to feature a narrow track with twists around trees to keep cyclist speeds controlled and provide some fun with an added agility challenge. This trail will be slower than the Bear and Fox trails further to the south. It has two-way traffic for both bike and foot traffic, so keep alert.

The area is well-mapped and signed. More descriptions of the trails and landowner differences in the 2500-acre Matanuska Greenbelt area are found here: matanuska-greenbelt.org

The neighboring Moose Poop Loop is shorter but has more technical turns.

This is the only real singletrack in the system where horses are not allowed.

Flora & Fauna

Birch and spruce trees grow on the sides of the trail with a variable understory to accompany it.

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