Come see why explorer Walter Mendenhall called the Eagle River Valley “a miniature Yosemite” and hike the Eagle River Nature Center trails. We have trails for both the beginner and advanced hiker, offering pristine mountain views, glacier rivers and streams, and abundant Alaskan wildlife. All trails can be accessed from the Nature Center’s trailhead located behind the log cabin building and they are open year-round.
ALASKA STATE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS apply to the Eagle River Nature Center Trails and Grounds. Please note: dogs are welcome on all of our trails, but they must be on leash in the parking lot, on the Rodak Nature Trail and Albert Loop Trail.
Above Image: Hikers enjoying the view from the Beaver Viewing Deck along the Rodak Nature Trail.
Our trails are maintained by volunteers. These trail volunteers dedicate hundreds of hours each year making sure that fallen trees, obstacles and trash are removed from the trails, flooded areas are attended to, boardwalks and bridges are built, trails groomed for winter skiing, and the public-use cabin and yurts maintained. We ask that you respect the work of our hard-working corps, plus respect one of our greatest resources – the Alaska wilderness.
Wondering how you can become a volunteer? For more info, visit our volunteering info page.
Above Image: A member of the Nature Center trail crew hard at work keeping the trails clear.