Eyak River Trail

Area Status: Open

This 2.9 mile trail follows the west bank of the Eyak River for one quarter mile through mature Sitka spruce forest before opening into rolling muskeg meadows. At mile 1.5 the trail reunites with Eyak River for the remainder of the distance before reaching Mountain Slough. At the end of the trail the flora composition changes to a typical delta habitat of dense alder and grasses. This is a popular access site for anglers during the coho salmon season from August to mid-September. The trail is muddy and wet in places, especially after heavy rain. Portions of this trail are “17(b)” easements.

Length: 2.9 miles
USGS Map: Cordova C-5

At a Glance

Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Restrictions: *17 (b) easements provide access to public lands, granted through ANCSA part 17(b), through privately owned lands of the Alaska Native Corporations. Please respect private property rights by staying on the trails and do not trespass. Activities in this area i.e. berry picking, picnicking, temporary camping, etc. require a permit from the Eyak Corporation (P# 424-7161).
Closest Towns: Cordova
Information Center: Cordova Ranger District

General Information


Copper River Highway mile 5.7


Day Hiking

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Elevation : 
20 ft (6 m) - 60 ft (18 m)