Rodak Nature Trail: Hard packed snow, some ice. Best for hiking.
Albert Loop: Hard packed snow, some ice. Best for hiking.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (Nature Center Trailhead to Echo Bend only ): Mostly hard packed snow
and some ice up to the Yukla Yurt turnoff. After that, may or may not be boot packed.
Dew Mound Trail: Hard packed snow, ice in spots. 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 (starting 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.
For weather information at the Nature Center, visit: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/mesonet.php
Crow Pass Trail: Travel on the Girdwood side of Crow Pass trail in the winter months is
NOT RECOMMENDED due to the dangerous avalanche terrain. Parking lot on Girdwood side of trail is not maintained in the winter.
For a comparison of what Crow Pass "might" look like, check out the Alyeska webcam for Glacier bowl (similar elevation to Crow Pass). You can also check out the snow report as well.
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