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Friends of Eagle River Nature, Eagle River

(4.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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.
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TripAdvisor
  • A preserved Alaska road house on the historic Iditarod trail in a beautiful valley surrounded by natural Alaska. They call it the Yosemite valley of Alaska for a reason. Add in knowledgeable authentic...  more »
  • Easy to hike. Clearly marked trails. Beautiful scenery and a nice area to walk around. Went with a group and saw many other people but not much wildlife besides fish. It was mid afternoon though. 
  • We enjoyed viewing the displays at the nature center, but even more memorable were the trails meandering through untouched ecosystems nearby. 
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  • Awesome nature center with access to great trails and good programs. Trails range in length from .75 miles to 6 miles (loop), and there is also access to Crow's Pass (This is the end opposite of Girdwood). They have plenty of camping sites, from yurts to tents, but be sure to make reservations ahead of time. The lodge has limited hours, but the trails are accessible 24/7. Be sure to stop by Rapids Camp and climb the mound behind the fire pit. From here you can see the whole valley and it's unforgettable.
  • What a great little spot. Staff is SUPER glad to answer questions. Tons of hands on about local flora and fauna. Well kept paths, and berries everywhere (which you arent supposed to eat).
  • Very nice drive, well marked and interesting trails of varying degrees of difficulty.
  • If you are lucky, you can spot bears or mooses here. Great views from the deck.
  • Though the Center is quite literally at the end of the road it is worth the drive to see the sweeping views of Eagle River Valley. Trails are well maintained and a wide variety of Ed classes are always offered.