Everyone who spends more than a week in the Mat-Su Valley eventually finds their way to this Trail. There are two trailheads, one next to the Reindeer Farm and another one off of Mothershead Rd.. The one by the Reindeer Farm is steeper with a bit of hands and feet climbing at spots, but has more views on the trail. The one on Mothershead is a bit easier to climb with ropes to assist at its worst spots. About half way up there are a few benches with a nice view of Palmer and the Knik River. When you break out of the treeline, there's about another hundred yards or so to the top. The view is spectacular of the whole valley and the Knik Glacier. It's just over 900 feet to the top and I've seen all ages climb it. They use plastic mats to help control erosion, so lightweight climbing shoes would be preferred over just sneakers. Cleats are definitely a plus in the winter. This is a very popular trail, so you'd be better off following the rules and keeping your dogs on a leash. There are no waterfalls or streams at any point, so you may want to carry up some water/bowl for your dog during the warmer summer days.