Historic Iditarod (Crow Pass) Trail to Dew Mound

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Historic Iditarod (Crow Pass) Trail to Dew Mound is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August.

DISTANCE
18.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4091 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

snow

no dogs

backpacking
4 days ago

After hiking through Alaska for 8 years, this is my favorite!

backpacking
29 days ago

Well marked, frequented daily. We did it in a day, 12-13 hours, with a group of 4 adults and 6 12 year olds. Everyone did great! Lots of down hills. Life straws, change of shoes for river crossing, blister prevention, and plenty of yummy snacks, make this hike a 1 day possibly. Beautiful views all around!

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Crow Pass = Good Times. Careful when crossing river during / just after a heavy rain season, though. Easier to cross with other people.

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Still some snow in some places. No post holeing. River crossing about 3 feet. 9 hours start to finish. Girdwood to Eagle River.

4 months ago

7 months ago

breathtaking trails

10 months ago

Steep with an awesome view of the glacier at the top:)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

backpacking
Friday, September 16, 2016

went Girwood to Eagle River, up until Ford crossing at the river the trail was not bad. Crossing the river was chest high on a 5'1 person and swift. Once you cross the river the trail is flooded out in spots and gone! large areas where the trail on the mtn side was gone, fallen off just before the ladder climb. other areas loss dirt where the trail was had fallen off into the river. No trail markings make sure you have a GPS... overall great adventure and full of challenges!! do in 2days

Thursday, August 18, 2016

This is one of the best hikes I've done. It is absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend this hike!

hiking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Just completed the trail a few days ago eagle to girdwood. Definitely not recommended this time of year. I am sure a lot know that but just wanted to give a first hand account. Very steep pitches, ice in certain areas, some flooded campsites, try to stay on the trail and use gps to verify. There were some areas that were at risk of avalanche and there were signs of past avalanches. If someone were to do the trail around this time, I would highly recommend roping up, crampons, and ice axe, along with the usual winter gear, Don't try to take the south river branch, there is an awesome waterfall there but super hard to get to and pretty much no way around it. Up partway in the mountains there were tracks that I could not identify, right on the gps track but had a 4 legged gate. Picture to follow, any help identifying would be appreciated

Wednesday, October 28, 2015