East Fork Trail and Tulchina Falls is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chugiak, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
This trailhead begins at about 10.5 miles down Eklutna Lake Road. The trail will take you through the forest along the East Fork of Eklutna River. The path is littered with a multitude of alpine flora, rocks, and trees. Follow the trail about 4 miles to a small lake. Continue on and hike to Tulchina Falls, at about 5.5 mile. You can keep going on to The Mitre and even further to an adjoining trail that ends in Girdwood near Crow Creek.
Be prepared for rain, a few small log/river crossings, and be aware of bears- there was a lot of scat on the trail and a lot of brush/berry bushes for a bear to be foraging in. This is a flat one by one hike- so it's very easy and the Tulchina Falls are worth the trek.