ElevationAscent: 137' 42 m
Descent: -138' -42 m
High: 501' 153 m
Low: 393' 120 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A beautiful loop out of the Eagle River Nature Center with boardwalks and scenic views.”— Zander Göpfert
Family Friendly A relatively short loop with wooden bridges and terrific views, and minimal grade challenges.
Don't forget to look up at the exposed mountain walls that tower above you only miles from the trail. The loop is a great introduction to the wilderness for novice and younger explorers. There are interpretive signs along the way, and the entire trail is well-marked.
Visitors frequently stop in at the Eagle River Nature Center before heading out on this route to get advice. The Nature Center also offers guided tours along parts of this trail. The trail is flat almost the entire way, but the bridges over the waterways offer views down the valley as does the section along the river.
Boardwalks and bridges provide for easy travel, but younger visitors will be glad to know that some muddy spots may still need to be negotiated, depending on the weather.
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Land Manager: Alaska DNR - Parks and Outdoor Recreation