Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

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
3 days ago

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

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/

My favorite hike. Done it many times!

hiking
9 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
11 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike.

Nice easy quick hike! Worth the 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.

14 days ago

This is actually the River Woods Trail.

hiking
14 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
16 days ago

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

hiking
16 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.

hiking
26 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
27 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
29 days 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
29 days ago

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

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.

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.

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