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 26th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska.