Rodak Nature Trail: Great condition, hard-packed dirt/gravel.
Albert Loop: CLOSED! This is an annual closure issued by Chugach State Park during the salmon run. The trail typically remains closed through October.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (Nature Center Trailhead to Echo Bend only ): Good condition, a few muddy
Dew Mound Trail: Good condition, a few muddy sections. Keep in mind that this trail is narrower, rockier, with tree roots and potentially other natural obstacles. There's also 600 ft of elevation gain.
Feel free to call us for trail condition updates during our open hours (June-August, Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm): 907-694-2108.
Sorry, bicycles are not allowed on our trails with the exception of winter bike access to the Eagle River using the north
segment of the Albert Loop Trail ( November 15th - March 31st).
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:
No new reports over the last couple weeks. Expect to see some snow up in the pass. 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 visable.
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