South Fork Falls

EASY 44 reviews

South Fork Falls is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle River, Alaska that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

Very easy trail made up of dirt roads. Starts at a gate at the bottom of Ken Logan Circle. There is a sign saying "Private Property" but the owner is ok with people passing through to the falls...don't abuse the privilege! In summer it can be very muddy and in the winter extremely icy.

5 days ago

Beautiful close up falls. Many other opportunities for hiking. Can follow the South Fork to the confluence of Eagle River.

hiking
11 days ago

Short walk. Very beautiful view! My friend and I found a less traveled trail that took us down to the falls. Fun & great for some pictures.

hiking
13 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike.

15 days ago

Nice easy quick hike! Worth the views.

hiking
19 days ago

This was a quick easy walk to check out the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, short walk to South fork Falls on the South fork River ( not Barbara falls) Barbara falls drive is named after the developers ex-wife decades ago. The dirt road from the gate and bridge go to various homesteader places, so the roads and trails are not maintained. To get to South Fork Falls, follow Waterfall to the stop sign turn right on River park dr. until you get to the Y and go left on Ken Logan Cir. you will have to park a 100 ft. or so from the gate because there is a fire lane on both sides. You don't want to drive down Barbara Falls Dr. because it winds and turns and there are several dead end streets, the other way is more of a straight shot and less confusing. There are lots of black and brown bears in the area, be prepared and make noise and also plenty of cow moose with calves in the spring and early summer so be very alert. Have fun!!

hiking
1 month ago

The. trail is in very good condition but a few muddy areas.

walking
1 month ago

Very easy, both the main trail to the overlook and the stream trail to the base.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s sooooo beautiful! The hike is very easy to do and short. I finished the whole trail both upper and lower portions within an hour ish with many stops for photo ops.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent, easy hike that is dog and kid friendly. There is a slightly harder trail to actually walk down to the falls and is worth the extra effort. Great trail!

1 month ago

Make sure to go right when you come to the fork in the trail. Very nice hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy with a nice view of the falls. My pup loved it too.

1 month ago

Easy walk. Parking is a little sketchy. We saw a moose and her baby driving through the community on the way in. We saw one other family on the trail, otherwise had it to ourselves.

1 month ago

Easy hike with a great view at the end! Right before the bridge, there is a narrower trail to the right leading to the bottom of the falls. Highly recommend taking that too!

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy and well maintained trail. The falls are to the right after you hit a three-way split. Very short with a good reward at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

Don’t be fooled by the short distance. It’s as long as you make it with plenty of additional trails to branch off on. Easy on the difficulty but not on the views.

2 months ago

Loved it super easy and fun for kids!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

It was very nice and very easy! First hike that my 4 year old had to walk and he did it with ease!

3 months ago

super easy nature walk. bring ice cleats, lots of icy patches. dog and kid friendly

4 months ago

Great, quick, family friendly hike. Little out of the way to reach but worth it. Trail was maintained and easy to hike even in tennis shoes this time.

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