Trail in Chugach State Park
This is a 3-mile loop that begins at the Nature Center and reaches the bank of the Eagle River. Depending on the extent of beaver activity and rainfall, this trail may be muddy with standing water in places. However, the hike is well worth it, as the trail traverses rich habitats. This trail is regularly closed from August through October to allow bears to feed on salmon-rich creeks without creating potential bear-human conflicts. Please keep all pets on a leash on the Albert Loop Trail.
- Access: Trailhead located behind Nature Center Main building. Trail is always open.
- Travel means: Foot traffic only. Groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter.
- When to hike: Year-round.
- Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
- Distance: ~3.0 miles. Allow 1 to 2 hours to hike.
- Elevation Change: 128 feet map from Eagle River Nature Center