Rodak Nature Trail: Excellent. Some mud due to recent rain.
Albert Loop: Closed. This is seasonal closure by Chugach State Park due to the salmon run and bear activity on the trail. Trail closed until further notice.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (Nature Center Trailhead to Echo Bend only ): Excellent, some mud
due to recent rain.
Dew Mound Trail: Excellent, some mud due to recent rain. 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, Tuesday-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.
For weather information at the Nature Center, visit: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/mesonet.php
Crow Pass Trail:
9/12/18. Not much new to report. Trail in overall good shape. Expect river crossing to be about knee high. Log
still missing at Thunder gorge, hike downstream towards Eagle River and water is shallower. Remember the daylight hours are getting shorter
and temperatures are starting to drop close to freezing, especially up in the pass. Prepare accordingly!
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