Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Went up on the right fork, came down on the left. Beautiful views. For someone who’s afraid of heights, it took us an hour to reach the top. Loved this hike!

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

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike! Recommend trekking poles to help with the climb down if you choose to go down the steeper side.

At Eagle River nature center $5 for parking. Gift shop and maps inside. Trail provides a lot of shade on sunny days. Pretty views at the bridge very easy for old and young. Dogs welcome on a leash. Trail is well marked even if you did get lost there's signs every so often to keep you on track.

walking
11 days ago

Dog and kid friendly. One of the most beautiful platform decks that I’ve ever been too. My 3-year old daughter and I can’t stop returning. Check out the hollow tree along the route as it also makes for a great picture. We did see a black bear along the trail but it didn’t mind our presence.

My favorite hike. Done it many times!

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.

Never saw a waterfall & BRING BUG SPRAY!!!! Nice trail to just stroll down and dip your feet in the river

hiking
13 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike.

Nice easy quick hike! Worth the views.

Amazing . Just amazing.

17 days ago

This is actually the River Woods Trail.

It’s more like a large creek. Great trial though

The trail for the most part was well labeled until we had to cross a rather large river which I wasn’t expecting but none the-less it was still a really nice and easy hike with no large hills.

hiking
19 days ago

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

hiking
19 days ago

This was our first trail when we arrived in Alaska. The views are beautiful. It is an easy, laid back trail. We saw a moose as soon as we arrived. Some hikers coming off the trail said they had just seen a brown bear. We kept our eyes open for safety but we didn't see the bear.

hiking
19 days ago

I'm a little out of shape, so this was a difficult climb for me. I took my time and I achieved it. There were, however, people trail running it. Those people are super heroes in my book! haha. Whether you're fit or not, the beautiful views are worth the climb!

hiking
29 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
30 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.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

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!

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!

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