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Eagle River Nature Center

#1 of 12 things to do in Eagle River Features Animals
Mile 12.5 Eagle River Road, Eagle River, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-694-2108
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Only hiked the trails - center was closed

I hiked the 3 mile Abbott Loop Trail during my visit. Very easy to hike, although most of it is not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
Rained, but enjoyed it!

Stopped by for a 3 mi hike as we left Anchorage on our way to Denali. Didn't see a lot of wildlife... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eugene, Oregon
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This nature center offers hiking trails and guided walking tours.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Mile 12.5 Eagle River Road, Eagle River, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-694-2108
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I hiked the 3 mile Abbott Loop Trail during my visit. Very easy to hike, although most of it is not that interesting. Was a good way to get into the woods and away from people - didn't see anyone else once I got to...More

Thank NatureGirl88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a 3 mi hike as we left Anchorage on our way to Denali. Didn't see a lot of wildlife but it rained most of our hike. Trails maintained well, good directions, and the Guides at the center were very helpful!

Thank Brattie1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not hiked for years... the short one(3/4 of a mile) was easy....but this sweet little place was so good..plenty of benches...and mosquitos...bring spray!...They do have spray available on the tables....before you venture down the path...different degrees of difficulty. Very nice host folks and...More

Thank dee b
Reviewed 1 week ago

bears, musk oxen, rein deer, 3 legged porcupine, 2 lynx, a bald eagle with one wing...set aside a good hour..this is worth the $10 donation.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

During my 8 day Alaskan vacation, I stayed at The Eagle River Nature Center (ERNC). There are trails short and long for a variety of accomplished hikers, they offer trails with slight incline or those lengthier and steeper trails which, of course, offer the best...More

1  Thank Jerome F
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way from Whittier to the Glenn Hwy. we stopped here. The nature center is organized and had great displays. The flowers surrounding the center were lovely. We hiked the Rodak and along the river, plus the arm that leads to a Yurt that...More

Thank trevan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This easy-to-reach nature center is small and inexpensive. The charge is $5 to park. If you have an RV, be aware that parking is very limited. There is a nice trail and wetland viewing area where you can sometimes see beaver. Bring your bear spray...More

Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a wonderful week in Seward, we began heading north. We made a stop at the Anchorage Market & Festival and then continued up the Glenn Highway about another half-hour to Eagle River. We turned down Eagle River Road on our way to the road's...More

1  Thank Vermonters210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place. Nice little hiking trails and an eye to eye experience with a bear. Great scenery as well.

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice little center. We enjoyed the Rodak trail and the views. The center had some great information and we enjoyed the taxidermy animals. Tons of mosquitoes, but we were prepared with a good repellent so it didn't detract. Nice quiet afternoon.

Thank Keabu
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