6 miles
577 ft
-480 ft
379 ft
High Point

Palmer Rail Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Palmer Bike Park
    Palmer, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Great in summer, usually good for fat bikes in winter.
  • Global Ranking
    #103701 in Mountain Biking

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    97 ft
  • Altitude min
    251 ft
  • Altitude start
    277 ft
  • Altitude end
    374 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,112 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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