66 miles
Distance
833 ft
Climb
-926 ft
Descent
403 ft
High Point

Palmer Rail Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Palmer Bike Park
    Palmer, Alaska
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Great in summer, usually good for fat bikes in winter.
  • Global Ranking

The Palmer Rail Trail follows the old rail road line from Palmer to Moose Creek. From the Palmer side, there are a few wash outs starting about a mile and a half up the trail. These can usually be easily crossed. At about four miles in there are a few more wash outs and some active beavers. Some sections need to be walked, and can be sketchy due to loose rock on the washouts, but the trail does go all the way to the Glenn Highway at Moose Creek. The AK Railroad has granted a trail easement, so if any land holders try to claim that they own the trail or that public is not allowed they are completely and totally wrong. No motorized access is allowed.

Access Info

Eagle Avenue in Palmer or the Moose Creek Campground on the Glenn Highway.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Palmer Rail Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -93 ft
  • Altitude min
    236 ft
  • Altitude start
    372 ft
  • Altitude end
    279 ft
  • Grade
    -0.027%
  • Grade max
    -1.561%
  • Grade min
    2.817%
  • Distance climb
    775 miles
  • Distance down
    801 miles
  • Distance flat
    -8,065,814 ft
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