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This Hike In Alaska Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience

Crow Pass National Historic Trail covers the expanse between Eagle River and Girdwood in Chugach State Park. The trail, depending on which end you start at, is easy to difficult and 21 miles across. If you approach the summit from the Crow Creek Trailhead in Girdwood you gain 2,100 feet, but if you begin your trip from the Eagle River Nature Center your elevation gain is a whopping 3,100 feet! The trip generally takes one to two days and camping is only allowed in designated campsites over 1/2 mile from either trailhead, or up to ten days in undeveloped areas.

Crow Pass National Historic Trail is filled with breathtaking views and amazing scenery. Depending on the time of year, you will come face to face with a wide range of challenges that will test your inner mountaineer. Find out more about this one-of-a-kind hike below!

If you’ve hiked Crow Pass Trail, share your experience below in the comments or tell us about some other really unique hikes around the state!

Casea Peterson
Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.