TRAILS ARE OPEN DURING COVID-19 BUILDING CLOSURE. Please keep your distance from others even though you are outdoors. If you see that the parking lot is full and people are parking on the road, please consider finding a less popular trail. Thanks!
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Rodak Nature Trail: OPEN - Great condition.
Albert Loop Trail: CLOSED until further notice. The Albert Loop Trail is closed annually when the salmon reach the creeks that cross this trail. Bears feed on spawning salmon and use the bridges and beaver dams as fishing platforms. Closure signs and gates are located near the Beaver Deck and Four Corners. The closure does not affect the Crow Pass Trail, Rodak Trail, or Dew Mound Trails.
Historic Iditarod Trail/Crow Pass Trail (Nature Center Trailhead to Echo Bend only ): OPEN - Great condition.
Dew Mound Trail: OPEN - Good condition. Backcountry narrower trail with roots and rocks.
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: 9/13/20: Trail overgrown in many areas once you descend down from Raven Glacier. Eagle River was knee high on 9/12/20 (on a hiker who was 5'4"). Once you get to the other side of the river crossing (coming from Girdwood to Eagle River), follow the river downstream from the kiosk for a bit to pick up the trail again. Do not head straight into the woods right at the crossing, this is just a social trail to a camping spot. The trail on the Eagle River side is flooded in some spots along with the usual high-brush. Some trees across the trail on Eagle River side due to recent winds.
Remember your daylight hours are decreasing, pack a headlamp and be prepared for cool temperatures, especially at night.
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, or Chugach State Park 907-345-5014.
Please check out the Crow Pass Trail Facebook page for more information and hiker posts: Crow Pass Trail Facebook Page