Hike Blueberry Knoll, Palmer

What: A beautiful hike starting at Government Peak reaching an overlook that provides expansive views of the surrounding valleys. 4 miles with 1500 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate.

When to go: Can be accessed year round, but best to go during the summer time to allow for climbing up some steep parts. Total hike should take just under 2 hours.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/9zNYho279DXZpegs8
Alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/blueberry-knoll


  • The hike starts at the government peak recreation area, and heads up the mountain directly behind it. You’ll need to have a gps out or carefully watch signs early on since you’ll cross multiple cross country ski trails on the way up.
  • Pack a picnic lunch – there’s a bench at the top to relax and enjoy the view. In peak summer months, you’ll also be able to find plenty of blueberries around (hence the name).
  • The trail can get quite steep at parts, so come prepared. For the extra adventurous, you can keep going further up all the way up government peak.