Rodak Nature Trail: Great condition, may be some icy patches. We received a little bit of snow yesterday.
Albert Loop: Open as of 11/3/17. Please still stay bear aware in November. Trail in great condition, some icy and slippery spots.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (ERNC Trailhead) to Echo Bend: Great condition with some icy spots.
Dew Mound Trail: Great back-country hiking, but watch for slippery sections. The
Dew Mound sections are narrower, rockier, and have tree roots. There's also about 600 ft of elevation gain.
Feel free to call us for trail condition updates during our open hours (Oct-April: Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm; May-Sept: 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.
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: Snow reported up in the pass, possibly 2-3 feet up by the cabin. Winter
travel on the Girdwood side is not advised due to the trail crossing dangerous avalanches terrain. Additionally, the last mile or two
of road to the trail head is not maintained in the winter. Please keep in mind that once the snow starts accumulating, there
is no marked trail to follow. Additionally, the the Girdwood side of the trail is in some dangerous avalanche terrain, so thru-hiking during
the winter season is not advised. A good comparison for snow levels up in Crow Pass would be the snow report at the Alyeska Ski Resort
(http://www.alyeskaresort.com/snow-report, measured at the Glacier Bowl Express Weather
Station, elevation 2750' - Crow pass is at ~3500' in elevation). We can not and do not guarantee trail conditions at any given point or time.
Please remember the river ford site conditions can and do change daily, be prepared for anything from knee high to waist high.
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