Hiking The East Fork Trail

The 27th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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Northeast of Anchorage and Eagle River, the East Fork Trail is a 6.5 mile one-way trek with 700 feet of elevation gain. It is accessible from Mile 10.5 of the Eklutna Lakeside Trail.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Anchorage, head northeast on Glenn Highway to Eklutna Road. Turn right heading southeast on Eklunta Road to the north end of the lake and the trailhead parking area.

Overall, East Fork Trail is the 27th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby East Fork Trail including Anchorage Parks, Hilltop Trails, Kincaid Park, Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Crow Pass / Iditarod Trail, Eklutna Lakeside Trail, Twin Peaks Trail, .

East Fork Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CSP (907) 733-2675; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010.

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here http://www.alaskastateparks.org/

GPS:  61.4067, -149.1434

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  6/23/2016

ID:  14347

East Fork Trail Hiking Map


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