Rodak, Cow Pass, and Dew Mound Loop

MODERATE 19 reviews

Rodak, Cow Pass, and Dew Mound Loop is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 941 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

Dew mound was a bit tiring and rocky and didn’t have a very clear path. It was still fairly easy to figure out where you needed to be though. We took the Iditarod trail back and it was a little muddy but otherwise great! The views here are beautiful and we even saw a moose!

trail running
1 month ago

This trail was amazing and in the same condition as other reviews on 4/27 Dew Lake is so gorgeous and enjoyed the perch as a midway point to break and take it all in. Eagle River is beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was gorgeous on 4/27. We went at 930am. So the mud was still frozen but the sunshine offered warmth and the blue skies were incredible. We completed the Dew Mound trail (4.5mi) in about 2 hours with our dog and group of 6. The beginning was a bit boring. But the back half is incredible. The river access is a must. Our dog loved it. We sat and took a 30 min break and enjoyed the vast openness and spectacular views! After the river access the trail (going right) is hard to see. There was some snow 6” or so. But if you follow the orange markers on the trees you will be fine. The back half is very dense. Bring bear spray. We didn’t see any but definitely could have and with the rocks and watching your footing, you could easily be looking down for too long and not see one. The return last mile was pretty flat and boring. But it was a nice stroll. The back half is not stroller friendly. I would say older kids only. No toddlers unless you take it slow and hep them. Our dog loved it. Def a fav!

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5 months ago

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

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