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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Kings River Trail, Young Creek, Ruby Lake, Chickaloon Trail, Matanuska River, Chickaloon-knik-nelchina Trail System, House Rock
|Last Known Status||Open|
This part of the Chickaloon Trail System consists of three separate trails, Permante, Young Creek and the Kings River Trail. The Kings River Trail is located on the western side of the river and is rated as more difficult while the Permante Trail is located on the eastern side and is rated as easy.
The Kings River Trail eventually crosses a river to connect with Permante Trail but is not recommended due to unpredictable currents and cold temperatures. The trails are usually very muddy with numerous water crossings so come prepared.
The trails can be accessed by staging at the Kings River Bridge or the Permanente Trailhead. The Kings River Bridge offers plenty of turnaround room and is a good choice for large trailers while the Permanente Trailhead offers limited parking and is close to the highway.
|Nearest City||Sutton, AK|
|From: Anchorage, AK
1) AK-1/Glenn Highway north to mile post 66
2) Turn left (north) off the highway, follow signs for the trailhead.
For the Permanente Trailhead:
3) Continue east past the Kings River Bridge 5.7 miles to mile post 72
4) Trailhead is on the left (north).
**Note: The Permanente Trailhead is an unmarked pullout located on the north side of the highway and is easy to miss. Parking is limited and large trailers are not recommended.
|Land||AK Department of Transportation|
|Our Rating||Good |
|Recommended Stay||Full Day|
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|Miles Of Trail||25|
|Elevation||545 to 1200 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards assumed marked but use caution)|
|Spark Arrestor||Recommended||A spark arresting silencer or end cap is recommended.|
|Whip Flags||Not Required|
|Maximum Vehicle Width||No Restriction|
|UTVs / SXS||Permitted|
|4x4s / Jeeps (registered)||Permitted|
|Dune Buggy/Sand Rail|
|Two Strokes /|
2 Cycle Engines
|Camping||Some Areas||(camp in developed sites only)|
|Cross Country||Prohibited||stay 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.|
|First Aid||20-30 Miles (SW)||Mat-Su Regional Medical Center (907) 861-6000|
|Gasoline||5-20 Miles (E)||King Mountain Chickaloon General Store (907) 746-1801|
|Diesel||5-20 Miles (E)||King Mountain Chickaloon General Store (907) 746-1801|
|Water||1-5 Miles (E)||Pinnacle Mountain RV and Cafe (907) 746-6531|
|RV Hookup||1-5 Miles (E)||Pinnacle Mountain RV and Cafe (907) 746-6531|
|RV Disposal||1-5 Miles (E)||Pinnacle Mountain RV and Cafe (907) 746-6531|
|Campground||On Site||Kings River Recreation Site|
|Conv Store||5-20 Miles (E)||King Mountain Chickaloon General Store (907) 746-1801|
|Swim Area||5-20 Miles (SW)||Finger Lake State Park Beach (907) 745-4801|
|Water Body||On Site|
|Boat Ramp||5-20 Miles (SW)||Finger Lake State Park Boat Ramp (907) 745-4801|
|Contact Info||Alaska Department of Transportation|
3132 Channel Drive
Juneau, AK 99811-2500