Friends of Eagle River Nature, Eagle River

4.8
#4 of 18 in Trails in Anchorage
May - September Building Hours:

Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Building is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

October-April Building Hours:

Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trails are always open, even when the building is not. Make Friends of Eagle River Nature a centerpiece of your Anchorage vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Anchorage road trip planning site .
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  • This is a wonderful Nature center with interactive displays , and gives detailed information of Alaska wildlife such as the moose. Make sure to walk around and go down to the river where we saw a...  more »
  • Only roughly 35 minutes from Anchorage, the Eagle river valley and the Nature Center are sure worth a visit if you want to escape the city life for a bit. It is nicely located in between the...  more »
  • A beautiful setting to take a hike in nature. Wildlife abounds along the variety of natural settings stream, forest, and marsh areas.Terrific displays in the building add to the experience.  more »
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  • As an ex Boy Scout, I love nature. But I am used to the Caribbean forests. Eagle River Nature Center is amazing. The forest itself is beautiful. Our hike was great, a lot of birds but no other wildlife. Some hiker told us that they saw a Black Bear today. We wish we could have been there.
  • This is a great place for a family hike. The short loop is stroller acceptable and there are lots of benches and tables for a picnic. Take bear spray, when we went some trails were closed due to high bear activity.
  • Very nice. Great for young kids. Nice easy loop hikes. Well maintained trails. Nice decks/viewing platforms.
  • Pay $5 for parking and enjoy the nice little center, with lots of touch and feel play items for the kids. Great trails, shirt and long. Observation decks over the river fork are really beautiful
  • Absolutely breathtaking scenery. We had a few extra hours in anchorage to kill, so we decided to stop for the afternoon. There are lots of back trails, but the piers are only a several minute walk from the visitors center. Depending on the time of the season, you may be able to see some wild salmon!
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