Explore the most popular forest trails near Eagle River with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good trail. Muddy with a bit of snow. Need to cross water towards the end, but nothing major. Highlight was coming within 30 feet of a moose on the way back, who, fortunately, didn’t seem to mind our music.

13 days ago

Nice, short trail. Great for children! Still a little muddy but nothing terrible

1st trek of 2018. Nice trail, still a bit muddy and icy in places as expected.

Hiked this trail today, started off at 0930 with one other vehicle in the parking lot. It was a rather easy hike however, I only made it out about 3.5 to 4 miles. 95% of the trail is soft slushy snow. The views were amazing the entire way. I can't wait to go back in the next few weeks/months once it thaws out a bit more. Most of the incline is right at the beginning of the trail for maybe .3 miles. After that it was pretty flat with small hills.

nice, short trail. very little mud.

1 month ago

Great easy trail to wander with our toddler. Very muddy right now, but it’s fine with wellie boots.

1 month ago

New to the area and hiking. Was a great first trip for the wife, dog, and I. Took about 2 hrs with stops for some gorgeous pictures. This time of year would recommend spikes for grip. Other than that, it was perfect.

amazing trail, yesterday climbed, on winter has good snow , reach to the 3 peak ,i needed use crampons, the snow is strong and very uphill

4 months ago

This was an easy family friendly hike with lots of beauty during the winter months!! Did this on 12/29/17.

4 months ago


Beautiful in winter. good for hiking or fat biking. gentle rolling hills.

Awesome hike! One of my favorites in AK

After hiking through Alaska for 8 years, this is my favorite!

Very nice evening hike. The trailhead begins at Baldy and continues along the ridge line. If you go to the top of the peak it is 6.5 miles round trip and took me about 2.5 hours total. Very pretty views and a beautiful sunset behind the Talkeetna mtns. Little Tupperware with a notebook to sign at the top. Beautiful September evening with a wind chill at the top, so if hiking in fall bring gloves. Good for trail running back to the bottom.

just finished this beautiful hike. me and my husband did it in about 2 hours with turn offs to the river a few times.

Well marked, frequented daily. We did it in a day, 12-13 hours, with a group of 4 adults and 6 12 year olds. Everyone did great! Lots of down hills. Life straws, change of shoes for river crossing, blister prevention, and plenty of yummy snacks, make this hike a 1 day possibly. Beautiful views all around!

Fairly easy, fun hike. Brought plenty of water and picnic food. Enjoyed immensely

9 months ago

The trail all the way to the lakes and back is more like 13-14 miles but it was a beautiful view! I want to go back and camp next time!

Crow Pass = Good Times. Careful when crossing river during / just after a heavy rain season, though. Easier to cross with other people.

Gorgeous!!!!! Quite the Boulder field leading to the lakes

Awesome experience

Just awesome

9 months ago

Quick little hike. Great for children. Well maintained. Mosquito spray is a must!!! The valley is lovely. Can be wet at times but was dry when we were there.

This was a beautiful trail! We took two dogs, a seven year old and a 7 week old in a front pack. We are traveled well through out the hike but it was longer than expected. Walking back from the lakes the kiddo decided he wanted to hitch a ride on his dad's back. A little long for little kids but very beautiful and easy to walk, just long.

Beautiful and very long. Next time I attempt I will dress better for the hike. Was around 78 and I decided to wear jeans...bad idea. At the halfway point I was dead. Three bottles of water was not enough. Lots of people and dogs on the trail and everyone was friendly.

Completed this hike with a local friend of mine. The trail was great and the scenery even better. The only negative that I saw was the trash. I'll never understand why people can't pack out what they pack in.
I'm glad we went in on a Sunday as there weren't any crowds, but on our hike out on Monday we passed a few large groups of backpackers on their way to adventure.

10 months ago

Trail near the river was flooded out, made for an added adventure crossing some small log bridges. As usual per the area, mosquitoes were abundant! Great evening hike!

Great scenery and a relatively level hike. My 4 year old made it to the end but had to catch a ride on my shoulders on the way back. The boulders were fun and the lakes were beautiful! Make sure to pay attention to time!

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