River Woods Trail and South Fork Falls

Eagle River, Alaska

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On this lovely riverside trail, just minutes from suburban Eagle River, you can amble in the woods, see Eagle River’s swirling confluence with its South Fork, and visit a spectacular waterfall. The River Woods Trail, true to its name, winds through deciduous forest along South Fork Eagle River to the main fork of Eagle River, then follows the river downstream almost to the Glenn Highway. It’s a great place to hike with children, go for a run, or collect autumn leaves. You can access the trail from either end, at South Fork Falls or the Eagle River boat launch facility. The Eagle River boat launch has toilets, better parking, and a resident park host to answer questions.

River Woods Trail and South Fork Falls Professional Review and Guide

"On this lovely riverside trail, just minutes from suburban Eagle River, you can amble in the woods, see Eagle River’s swirling confluence with its South Fork, and visit a spectacular waterfall. The River Woods Trail, true to its name, winds through deciduous forest along South Fork Eagle River to the main fork of Eagle River, then follows the river downstream almost to the Glenn Highway.

It’s a great place to hike with children, go for a run, or collect autumn leaves. You can access the trail from either end, at South Fork Falls or the Eagle River boat launch facility. The Eagle River boat launch has toilets, better parking, and a resident park host to answer questions."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Eagle River
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
Season: Best in the summer months
Local Contacts: Chugach State Park
Local Maps: USGS Anchorage B-7
Driving Directions: Directions to River Woods Trail and South Fork Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

9/15/2008
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This was not a great trip, first we went to the entrance that takes you to the waterfall, can't park there or hike for that matter because it is private property. We then went to the boat launch. We walked the trail til we again hit private property. There were not any nice views other then at the entrance to the trail where you can walk to the river.


10/1/2007
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This is a great little trail near Eagle River. There are some really gorgeous views of the river along the way and the trees are spectacular in the fall. I was a little disappointed that I didn't get to the waterfall. The river was more than I wanted to cross from the boat launch side and there were no parking signs everywhere on the other side. Looks like the local residents have claimed the waterfall as their own...



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May 2018