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Eureka Trails

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Alt Names

Moore Lake Trail, Winter Lakes Trail, Crosswind Lake Trail, Five Mile Trail, Ewan Lake Trail, Gunsight Mountain, Tahneta Pass, Monument Mountain, Lake Louise, Matanuska Glacier, Matanuska River, Sheep Mountain, Nelchina, Old Man Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular area has over 150 miles of trails and several access points. The most popular place to park is at a gravel pit located about 2 miles east past the Eureka Lodge. The main staging area has plenty of flat parking and turnaround room for large trailers. Eureka Lodge also offers additional parking and has 20 RV spots with electric hookups, cabin rentals, hotel rooms and a restaurant.

The trails can get very muddy during spring thaw and inclement weather but can also get dusty during dry conditions. The trail system has a little of everything that ranges from steep hill climbs, ruts, deep mud and water holes and rocks. During the winter months the trails are used by snowmobiles.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGlenallen, AK
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From: Palmer, AK
1) Take AK-1/Glenn Highway north about 125 miles
2) Look for a large gravel pit on the left (north) side of the highway, stage here.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandState Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit Required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoAlaska Department of Natural Resources
550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 1260
Anchorage, AK 99501-3557
(907) 269-8400
dnr.alaska.gov
Contact InfoEureka Lodge
128 Glenn Hwy
Glennallen, AK 99588
(907) 822-3808
info@eureka.com
www.eurekalodge.com

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail150
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3200 to 4000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has some sand or gravel pits.Some
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (SW)Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (907) 861-6000
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (W)Eureka Lodge (907) 822-3808
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (W)Eureka Lodge (907) 822-3808
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (E)Tolsona Wilderness Campground (907) 822-3865
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (E)Tolsona Wilderness Campground (907) 822-3865
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (E)Tolsona Wilderness Campground (907) 822-3865
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (E)Tolsona Wilderness Campground (907) 822-3865
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (W)Eureka Lodge (907) 822-3808
Swimming Swim AreaGlenallen, AK
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NE)Lake Louise State Recreation Area (907) 441-7575
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