April 18, 2016
I got on this trail from the trailhead located at the Eagle River Nature Center. There is another trailhead at the opposite end of the trail near Girdwood. This trail is 23 miles long, however I only ventured 5 miles in to this trail for a round trip of 10 miles.
This trail follows the Historic Iditarod Trail along Eagle River. This portion of the trail is fairly flat and easy to follow. There are signs marking all of the junctions with other trails. After about 2.5 miles in, the trail starts to get very narrow and a little steeper.
Honestly, this is not my kind of trail but I wouldn’t have known without hiking this. If I were to hike here agin, I would turn around after viewing the river, as the view did change much over the next three miles. It was a beautiful view though.
I had my bear bell making lots of noise and my bear spray and gun in a quick reach during this hike.
After the snow melts a little more, I can not wait to hike this trail from the other trailhead, to get a little more elevation and take a view of the Raven Glacier!
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This blog is simply a log of my personal experiences. It is not a travel guide, a trail guide, any other sort of a guide, and it is not intended to give information for replication.