Explore the most popular hiking 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.

It’s a great hiking trail. A lot of uphill but it’s not too bad even for a sedentary out-of-shape person like me. I didn’t do the entire trail though, stopped at the bridge with a nice view of the river and the valley. We saw a moose along the trail.

on Mount Magnificent

hiking
3 days ago

There is no Tucker Mountain here. This is Mount Magnificent. Tucker is the name of a survey marker along the trail and nothing more.

hiking
3 days ago

First time on 6/20/18 and it was beyond beautiful. So appreciate the info of going right at the fork to do the scramble up and took the easy pease trail back down. Will most definitely do this again!

hiking
4 days ago

If you want a challenge right away, take the right fork! It is NOT moderate hike but if you prefer to do the moderate version, take the left fork. We took the right fork and came back down on the left which felt a well-deserved hike. The view on summit is rewarding, I promise you that! The trail is very muddy and wet on some parts from left fork due to snow melting. But the right? Very dry. It is moderately trafficked and trail is free of litter (yay) no designated parking, just park behind another car.

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
5 days ago

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

It’s an awesome beautiful water falls.

Didn't summit on 2 accounts. My phone decided to end it's life mysteriously at the 2nd false peak. The wind up there was quite intense. I figured I could come back when odds were better. The views though of Eagle River and the Mountains are spectacular and I will be back soon to see that American Flag up close and personal.

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice and easy trail. Great views of the surrounding mountains and of eagle river.

hiking
7 days ago

The perfect challenge! Trekking poles made it easier both going up and coming down. It was very windy at the top, so consider this when deciding to hike. Enough people that I didn’t feel too wary of bears. I’ll do this one again for certain.

walking
8 days ago

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

Very easy, no climb. Beautiful scenery. A nice walk, I’d take visitors or folks not used to vigorous hikes for sure.

Saw a black bear about 100 yards from the entrance on my way out today. Saw it twice...or it might have been two different bears. Not especially curious but not especially frightened of me. Walk itself is muddy and buggy but easy and beautiful. Couldn’t get to the falls because of private property. But a good trail.

hiking
9 days ago

Just did this. It wasn’t the sunniest day but it’s a great hike that you can continue past to go higher. Definitely will do it again!!! The views were so nice!

Started at Alyeska side. Still too early in the season...had to turn around at the pass due to all the snow. Perhaps with snow shoes, but it was too soft to support my pack and weight and I kept falling through. Snow patches leading up to the pass were compact and walkable, but made the trail difficult to find at times.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike. The right fork is a bit more steep but I enjoyed going up that way and taking the left fork down by the abandoned house and pond. Lots of dogs and people on the trail.

hiking
13 days ago

Would definitely do this hike again and give ourselves more time to explore up top.

hiking
14 days 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
14 days 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!

Finished this hike this morning. Trail was dry most of the way but the wet/muddy areas were passable. Lakes are free of ice though there are some patches of snow.

on Mount Magnificent

hiking
14 days ago

Great views!

Went with my 4 year old and 11 month old and it was great! There were some spots that were not as nice but overall it was a lot of fun and that view up top was just beautiful!

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

walking
16 days ago

Was a cool walk

So worth the climb. We made it to “Nipple point” and ran out of time, but will definitely be back to this trail again to go all the way. Views the whole way.

Started around 11am this morning. trail was nice and dry most of the way with very few patches of snow here and there. Both lakes were still partially frozen but still well worth the hike in

hiking
20 days ago

The loose rocks on the west face are a little scary but a great and close by hike!

on Albert Loop Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Easy trail! Beautiful scenery and so wonderful to hear all the birds singing!

hiking
22 days ago

This is a must do hike that has been on my list for the last 2 years! We picked a great day it was beautiful and lots of people were out on the trail. The trail was mostly dry, only encountered one muddy area. Still some snow patches but none on the actual trail, I could see this trail becoming very slick after rain!

hiking
22 days ago

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

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