TRAILS ARE OPEN DURING COVID-19 BUILDING CLOSURE. Please keep your distance from others even though you are outdoors. If you see that the parking lot is full and people are parking on the road, please consider finding a less popular trail. Thanks!
It’s time to stay alert for bear and moose.
Rodak Nature Trail: Great condition.
Albert Loop: Mostly dry with some wet areas. You can choose to hike the original Albert Loop Trail by the river or
opt to take the Bypass Trail. The original section is muddier and has more debris, but not too bad if you like to explore the area and
river gravel bars.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (Nature Center Trailhead to Echo Bend only ): Very good with some muddy spots.
Dew Mound Trail: Good with some muddy spots. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dog owners: Please remember to keep your dog(s) on a leash on the Rodak Trail, Albert Loop Trail and first mile of the Dew Mound and Iditarod Trail. Please be responsible trail users and pickup after your dogs. Bags are available at the trail head sign at the ERNC.
Crow Pass Trail: Still a good amount of snow on the trail on the Girdwood side.
Winter hiking on the Girdwood side of the trail is not recommended due to the trail crossing through dangerous avalanche terrain. Last
mile or so of the road to the Girdwood trailhead not maintained in the winter. Also, trail is not marked, so if it's covered in snow
it will not be visible. Trail from the Nature Center is pretty much snow free to the ford site, expect spring conditions: mud, erosion,
possible downed trees across the trail.
For a comparison of what Crow Pass "might" look like, check out the Alyeska webcam for Glacier bowl (similar elevation to Crow Pass). You can also check out the snow report as well.
Please note: These are reports from trail users. We cannot and do not guarantee trail conditions on any given day/time. Trail conditions change
daily, especially the river depth at the ford site. Be prepared for anything from knee to waist deep. If you are not comfortable crossing,
turn around and go back the way you came. You should be prepared for any kind of weather (rain, snow, sun, fog) and wildlife (bears/moose).
Always carry a map for navigation, the trail is not marked. Trail condition contacts: Eagle River Nature Center 907-694-2108,
Chugach National Forest 907-783-3242, Chugach State Park 907-345-5014.
For trail updates on the Girdwood side of the Crow Pass Trail, please contact the Chugach National Forest Girdwood Ranger station at: 907-783-3242.
Please check out the Crow Pass Trail Facebook page for more information and hiker posts or call us at the Nature Center, 907-694-2108:
Crow Pass Trail Facebook Page