South Fork Eagle River Valley Trail

Eagle River, Alaska 99577

South Fork Eagle River Valley Trail

South Fork Eagle River Valley Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This great day hike takes you down to the South Fork Eagle River and eventually leads you to Eagle and Symphony Lakes. At the end of the trail, you can expect great views of the valley, the lakes, Triangle Peak, Hurdygurdy Mountain, and surrounding peaks. This is a popular place for overnight camping and opportunities for further exploration into the open tundra.

The long-range views from down in the valley as you follow the South Fork Eagle River and the approach to the final destination looking at Symphony and Eagle Lakes are definite highlights of this hike. Like all trails in Chugach State Park, this hike has something unique to offer—amazing valley views. The trail begins with an easily followed path, though the last couple miles are a bit more difficult to accomplish."

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Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Mollie Foster
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"The trailhead starts just below tree line and quickly climbs into alpine, by two backcountry lakes, with options for a day hike, or longer overnight trips. The trail up South Fork Eagle River is a relatively painless way to get into the wild and beautiful alpine country of Chugach State Park. The high-elevation trailhead, just below tree line at 1,900 feet, is a good start; the trail leads to Symphony and Eagle Lakes, good destinations for most hikers, and also provides access to several fine cross-country routes higher in the Chugach." Read more

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Trail Information

Eagle River
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
12.2
Distance
1,080 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
6 to 8 hours
Duration
May through September
Season
Skiing
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
USGS Anchorage
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018