Crow Pass Trail from Girdwood Trailhead

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Crow Pass Trail from Girdwood Trailhead is a 22.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 22.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,290 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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camping

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lake

river

views

waterfall

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This trail is extremely beautiful, but also extremely challenging. The trail is poorly marked and can often times be washed out in certain sections. Weather changes quickly and there are many river crossings. Some can be quite challenging as water may be high, hip deep and extremely powerful. This trail can be accessed from the Eagle River Nature Center (the end-point on this route). Please note that starting from there is much more strenuous as the extreme uphill will be in the last 10 miles of the hike.

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over grown
4 days ago

Did this in 2017 and it was quite the challenge! Rewarding views throughout. I’d definitely do it again.

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2 months ago

Did this as an overnight trip in August of 2010. Amazing scenery, glaciers, and a cold, deep river crossing! Great trip but I sprained a knee in a scree field coming down from the pass. Would have been a lot more enjoyable with two good knees.

5 months ago

Great trail for those who are fit and prepared. Take lots of water or purification and bear protection. It’s a 6 hr run or a two day hike with lite pack and provisions for extreme weather changes.

5 months ago

Ain’t no thang for a chicken wing

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