Several hiking options are at your feet when departing from the Nature Center. You'll find more details below.
This is a short, ¾ mile nature loop with interpretive signage and benches which leads to our Beaver Viewing Deck and Salmon Viewing Deck. The trail has been recognized by Alaska State Parks as an educational trail which prohibits any disturbance of plant materials along its lenght. Please keep all pets on a leash on the Rodak Nature Trail.
Above photo: Hikers enjoying the view from the Beaver Viewing Deck located along the Rodak Nature Trail.
This is a 3-mile loop that begins at the Nature Center and reaches the bank of the Eagle River. Depending on the extent of beaver activity and rainfall, this trail may be muddy with standing water in places. However, the hike is well worth it, as the trail traverses rich habitats. This trail is regularly closed from August through October to allow bears to feed on salmon-rich creeks without creating potential bear-human conflicts. Please keep all pets on a leash on the Albert Loop Trail.
Depending on how many loops you take of this multi-looped backcountry trail, you will travel between ½ mile to 6 miles. This trail is more rugged
than the Albert Loop Trail – narrower and with more elevation gain. You will be rewarded with stunning views of the Eagle River Valley and
the lovely little Dew Mound Lake