Explore the most popular trails in Eagle River Nature Center with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The Friends of Eagle River Nature Center is a non-profit organization that manages the Nature Center and the surrounding area. The Nature Center is located at mile 12 of Eagle River Road in Eagle River Valley. The Nature Center has a cabin and a yurt for rent. The Center also has nature programs, guided hikes and various other services. Call the Nature Center (907) 694-2108 for a program and fee schedule.

hiking
5 days ago

Great for kids short and easy, well kept trail. On a blue sky day excellent for photos.

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

Went end of March. It was slightly icy in spots but nice. Great for dogs on leash!

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Pretty muddy still due to snow melting, but absolutely gorgeous and relaxing. A great place to take those that do not like strenuous hikes but still want beautiful Alaskan views with easy access.

hiking
muddy
rocky
15 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Gorgeous views and nice, simple trail. Kept up very well. A family favorite!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Nice walk in the winter.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

To echo bend. Beautiful and not many people. No snow shoes needed.

trail running
3 months ago

Well maintained and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A quick and easy trail!

hiking
8 months ago

Fun longer loop that takes you nearer the river and past a few beaver ponds. The boardwalk over the ponds allows good views of the surrounding mountains

hiking
8 months ago

Path goes to a great viewing area. There was a Merlin Hawk that tried to catch a duck right in front of us

At Eagle River nature center $5 for parking. Gift shop and maps inside. Trail provides a lot of shade on sunny days. Pretty views at the bridge very easy for old and young. Dogs welcome on a leash. Trail is well marked even if you did get lost there's signs every so often to keep you on track.

walking
9 months ago

Dog and kid friendly. One of the most beautiful platform decks that I’ve ever been too. My 3-year old daughter and I can’t stop returning. Check out the hollow tree along the route as it also makes for a great picture. We did see a black bear along the trail but it didn’t mind our presence.

hiking
9 months ago

This was our first trail when we arrived in Alaska. The views are beautiful. It is an easy, laid back trail. We saw a moose as soon as we arrived. Some hikers coming off the trail said they had just seen a brown bear. We kept our eyes open for safety but we didn't see the bear.

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice and easy trail. Great views of the surrounding mountains and of eagle river.

10 months ago

Very easy, no climb. Beautiful scenery. A nice walk, I’d take visitors or folks not used to vigorous hikes for sure.

on Albert Loop

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail! Beautiful scenery and so wonderful to hear all the birds singing!

10 months ago

nice trail, a little muddy today, some recent bear scat. be bear aware on this trail

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful day and trail. Easy with my small dog. Great vistas!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice, short trail. Great for children! Still a little muddy but nothing terrible

nice, short trail. very little mud.

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy trail to wander with our toddler. Very muddy right now, but it’s fine with wellie boots.

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2018

New to the area and hiking. Was a great first trip for the wife, dog, and I. Took about 2 hrs with stops for some gorgeous pictures. This time of year would recommend spikes for grip. Other than that, it was perfect.

hiking
Thursday, January 04, 2018

This was an easy family friendly hike with lots of beauty during the winter months!! Did this on 12/29/17.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Walking

walking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Quick little hike. Great for children. Well maintained. Mosquito spray is a must!!! The valley is lovely. Can be wet at times but was dry when we were there.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Trail near the river was flooded out, made for an added adventure crossing some small log bridges. As usual per the area, mosquitoes were abundant! Great evening hike!

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Great short hike with awesome views of the Eagle River valley and surrounding mountains. My only complaint is that the bypass is a little muddy and poorly marked. We started off seeing a young black bear in the lower parking lot before we even got parked! We saw plenty of moose and bear sign but no wildlife other than squirrels and birds on the trail. Saw the young black bear again on the service road as we approached the visitors center. Don't forget the bug spray, the mosquitos are fierce!

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