West Butte

Palmer, Alaska 99645

West Butte

West Butte Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A trail the whole family can enjoy, climbing to the summit of a prominent bluff with panoramic views at the top. A trail suitable for most hiking abilities, with spectacular views at the top, 1.5 miles from the trailhead.

The route for the West Butte Trail travels along the west side of Bodenburg Butte. From the start, the first mile is moderate climbing, following a wide gravel path winding through old growth forest and alder."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
650 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Best mid-May through Sept
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 350 East Dahlia Ave., Palmer, AK 99645; (907) 745-9690; www.matsugov.us
Local Contacts
USGS Anchorage C-6 (SE)
Local Maps