Hike Eagle River Nature Center, Eagle River

What: A nature center “hub” at the end of a valley that provides access to multiple trails. Trails range for 30 minute short loops to multi day hikes into the mountains. The drive itself to ERNC is a treat, and the center provides display exhibits, guided walks, and handy insights.

When: Ideally accessed in the summer time between the months of May and October.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/AEsDAdNH8pyASwDw8


  • The nature center is not part of the usual Alaska parks system, so parking does cost extra.
  • Be especially careful of bears, they’ve been known to hang out even close to the visitor center.
  • Can get quite crowded on nice days or peak summer weekends.