The 3.5 mile Rippy Trail starts after the shooting range at a curve where the road turns south down to Jim lake. This multi-use trail offers lovely views of Pioneer Peak, Knik Arm and Knik Glacier and nearby wetlands. While often busy with motorized traffic on weekends, it can offer solitude for hiking, running, and mountain biking at other times. Just after crossing the metal bridge across Jim Creek, the Chain Lakes Trail continues onward for Pedestrian use, while the Rippy trail splits into a turnaround loop.
This area is premier salmon, bird, and wildlife habitat
Trail users with dogs should be advised that trapping takes place on this trail.