Explore the most popular walking 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!

Great hike. Close to Anchorage and suitable for many.

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

hiking
7 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.

hiking
8 days ago

The trailhead is confusing to find. You will go thru the locked red gate then continue to the electrical structure with the fence around it then if you look to the left the trailhead starts. The hike is great but up is a must. Hiking sticks would have been helpful.

Closed due to brown bear attacks 7/12/18

Don’t do this hike right now, there was a fatal bear attack weeks ago and Fish and Game was unable to find the bear responsible in this area. They recently reopened the area, but with an increase in bear sightings in the area they closed it and placed traps. Please be safe! (ADN article below for more information)

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/wildlife/2018/07/11/bear-traps-reset-after-new-encounters-in-area-of-fatal-eagle-river-mauling/

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
12 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
14 days ago

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

hiking
14 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike.

Nice easy quick hike! Worth the views.

I did this trail with my girlfriend and our 1 year old son a couple days ago and there were a billion flies on the ridge. Other than the flies it was absolutely amazing. However, this is a faily tough hike with steep inclines on loose rock. If you go past "Tucker Mountain" on the small game trail to the left expect to hike another 45 minutes and gain around 800ft in elevation to reach Magnificent Proper. We made it about 300ft from the summit before a very steep drop in the trail forced us to turn around (too risky with a baby in hand). All in all an amazing hike with incredible views.

Great first hike with my dog. Views aren't the best but still a relaxing hike. The trail leads off into a few other trails to explore next time. We only went as far as the bridge over the creek this time around.

Amazing . Just amazing.

17 days ago

This is actually the River Woods Trail.

hiking
17 days ago

Heck. This hike is nicely steep but the view is so amazing!! Well worth the sweat on a nice day.

Took the trail back to Symphony and Eagle lakes, it was absolutely beautiful. Well worth the trek!

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
20 days ago

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

hiking
20 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
20 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!

This was a very beautiful trail. Scenic and easy. There was a yellow bear alert up when we were there. Be safe and alert at all times.

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
29 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
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!

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