Alaska Nature, Waterfalls August 20, 2019
Watch The Salmon Jumping Up The Waterfalls On This Beautiful Hike In Alaska
With so many hikes to complete in Alaska, it’s fun to choose a hike with a feature, like waterfalls. There are lots of waterfall hike options in Alaska, but Russian River Falls is something special. Spend the day hiking out to these gorgeous falls and see how many salmon you can spot jumping up the river!
If you're looking for an easy hike with spectacular scenery, Russian River Falls is the perfect hike for you!
Take the whole family on this lovely stroll down to the Russian River. This is the perfect trail for all skill levels, even the little ones with short legs!
The trail rambles along a wide path that is well maintained.
You'll travel through a forest for awhile before breaking out into a clearing. Keep your eyes peeled for birds and moose!
There are only a couple parts that wouldn't be considered stroller or wheelchair accessible.
The rocky parts are short lived however, so it's not too much of a struggle! There is only 570 feet of elevation gain throughout the entire trail.
This trail has such a huge draw for a number of reasons!
You are almost guaranteed to see the salmon jumping up the waters, which is thrilling in its own right. But the local bears also like to check out these salmon!
Reviewers frequently comment on how often they see bears at the falls!
You have a great chance of watching some of Alaskan's finest wildlife having their afternoon snack right in front of you. So make sure to bring a camera to catch the action!
This hike is only 5 miles total, out and back.
It's a very popular trail all during the summer, so you'll most likely see other hikers out on the trail. Even though there may be plenty of people on the trail, practice bear safety and make plenty of noise and bring bear spray!
You can find the trailhead easily, right off the highway.
You can find the entrance to this trailhead on the access road to Russian River Campground. The Address: Mile 52, Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572.
Have you had a chance to hike out to the Russian River Falls? What did you think? Did you see any salmon? Let us know in the comments below!
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