Rodak Nature Trail: Some wet spots due to recent rain, otherwise great hiking.
Albert Loop: Closed 8/17/17 until further notice. This is a yearly Chugach State Park closure that is strictly enforced. Salmon have returned to spawn and brown bears (one with a cub) are fishing, sometimes very close to the trail. Let's keep our bears wild and people safe. There are many other trail options at the Nature Center, including the Crow Pass Trail and Dew Mound Trail.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (ERNC Trailhead) to Echo Bend: Open, some wet spots due to recent
rain. Great hiking.
Dew Mound Trail: Some wet spots due to recent rain, otherwise great back-country
hiking. The Dew Mound sections are narrower, rockier, and have tree roots. There's also about 600 ft of elevation gain.
Feel free to call us for trail condition updates during our open hours (Oct-April: Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; May-Sept: 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.
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: 8/10/17 - Hikers coming off the trail this past weekend reporting overall great conditions. Vegetation is getting overgrown on the section from Turbid Creek to the sign for the ford site (be aware of cow parsnip!). Water crossing has been running high, most hikers reporting at least mid-thigh high (some waist-high). Several sections of trail either flooded or washed out between Yakety Yak creek and Twin Falls. We can not and do not guarantee trail conditions at any given point or time. Please remember the river ford site conditions can and do change daily, be prepared for anything from knee high to waist high. 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
For weather information at the Nature Center, visit: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/mesonet.php