Lower Eagle River Trail and South Fork Falls

Eagle River, Alaska 99577

Lower Eagle River Trail and South Fork Falls

Lower Eagle River Trail and South Fork Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike follows a wide, mainly level path through a mixed spruce-birch forest with views of the Eagle River and surrounding mountains. Wildflowers and beautiful vegetation abound. However, this trail’s biggest attraction is South Fork Eagle River Falls, probably one of the most striking falls in the entire area.

The Lower Eagle River Trail is part of the Eagle River Greenbelt, a collaborative effort among the Alaska State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, and the Municipality of Anchorage. The entire trail extends almost 7 miles along the South Fork Eagle River and is popular with local residents for running, biking, horseback riding, day hiking, and various winter activities. The striking South Fork Eagle River Falls is definitely the highlight of this trail."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"This hike follows a wide, easy path. The trail is mainly level and travels through a mixed spruce and birch forest with views of the Eagle River and surrounding mountains. Wildflowers and other beautiful vegetation make this hike a nice weekend jaunt with the family. However, the biggest attraction of this trail is the South Fork Eagle River Falls, located at approximately mile 3.0. These impressive falls, probably one of the most striking falls in the entire area, make this hike well worth doing. The Lower Eagle River Trail is part of the Eagle River Greenbelt, a collaborative effort of the Alaska State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, and the Municipality of Anchorage. The entire trail extends almost 7.0 miles along the south fork of the Eagle River and is probably a more popular trail for local residents for running, biking, horseback riding, day hiking, and various winter activities." Read more

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6/25/2018
We only did about a mile in because we have small kids. Still, it was fun and beautiful! The kids had a blast. Remember to bring bug spray! There were a lot of misquotes.
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6/14/2015
Just like the description, this is a very easy day hike that can be completed in a few hours. I did it with a pregnant wife and two dogs without any issues. You should be prepared to change shoes once you reach the eagle river fork because you will have to cross this in order to continue, any water shoe will do. The views of the waterfall were great and we definitely recommend this hike.
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Trail Information

Eagle River
Nearby City
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
4 to 6 hours
Duration
May through September
Season
Chugach State Park Greenbelt
Local Contacts
USGS Anchorage
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018