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Address: , Kenai, AK
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Activities: Fishing
Description: One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.

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Russian River falls hike!

A great hike approx 90-120minutes one way. Gentle incline going up and nice decline returning. The falls are magnificent. You can watch salmon jumping in their return to spawn in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kenai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great hike approx 90-120minutes one way. Gentle incline going up and nice decline returning. The falls are magnificent. You can watch salmon jumping in their return to spawn in july and august. Don't forget the camera and the bear spray!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Though the salmon run was past peak we still got to watch many try to scale the falls. We didn't see any bear but if we had it would have been perfect and safe from the viewing platform high above the river. The hike was not steep and the oath was more like a well maintained crushed rock roadway. It... More 

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east coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Absolute beauty surrounds on this river. I fished near the ferry and limited out with reds within about 2 hours. The bears were coming out each evening I was here so be careful!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This pristine piece of Alaskan wilderness has been carefully preserved by the implementation of the boardwalk that parallels the river for a few miles. This makes it easy to observe the flora and fauna from an elevated platform keeping you and others from walking all over the ferns that cover the landscape. Bears are quite common and the sockeye salmon... More 

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Martinez, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We loved the hike to the Falls and spent at least an hour watching jumping salmon and the birds, including the bold eagle.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Take a the time to get off the sterling road and look at the beautiful turquoise blue water. Lots of people out fishing in the river.

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's a bit of a hike but what a gorgeous view of the salmon run and trout stream. You need not fret about getting chilly on the hike up through the wooded hillside. We were there the first week of August and I suspect the run of red salmon was coming to an end but it was well worth the... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fished on my own and with a couple of other guests at the lodge had fun fighting landing and loosing fish.

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City of Angels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was breathtaking.... The views, the colors... Just beautiful... we drove through twice and there really are no words to express the grandeur of it all... Moose, bears,eagles & a myriad of other wildlife to see..... Too cold to swim, but great fishing....

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went to the falls. Most of the trail in is uninspiring but the falls, with the salmon leaping upstream, were fabulous. Binoculars were a big plus here. Then we hiked a small side trail to a fish weir, and continued past that to Lower Russian Lake, where we picnicked in a grassy clearing with a view of a distant... More 

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