Rodak Nature Trail: Great condition, hard-packed dirt/gravel.
Albert Loop: CLOSED! This is an annual closure issued by Chugach State Park during the salmon run. The trail typically remains closed through October.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (Nature Center Trailhead to Echo Bend only ): Good condition, a few muddy
Dew Mound Trail: Good condition, a few muddy sections. 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, 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 ( 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.
Crow Pass Trail: Eagle River water levels at the ford site have come down a little.
Most people knee to mid-thigh high. Also people commenting that water is a lot lower at Thunder Gorge as well, especially if you walk
downstream from the rope to cross. Trail is flooded/washed out in areas between the Perch and Echo Bend. You will have to do some
route finding in this area. Please use extreme caution when trying to cross rivers/creeks. If you are unsure or not comfortable,
don't cross. Sometime the best solution is to turn around and go back the way you came.
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