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Russian River Falls

Chugach National Forest, Cooper Landing, AK
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Bears

We spent two nights in the campground and it was great. Spots were perfect size for our motor home... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tlrouse
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Colorado
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Salmon jumping!

Nice easy hike - fairly flat about 2 miles one-way from the parking lot to the falls. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
EC9876
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San Francisco, California
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“great hike” (9 reviews)
“salmon jumping” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chugach National Forest, Cooper Landing, AK
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"great hike"
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"salmon jumping"
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"viewing platform"
in 5 reviews
"russian river"
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"easy trail"
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"beautiful walk"
in 3 reviews
"mile round trip"
in 3 reviews
"day hike"
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"couple miles"
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"human traffic"
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"short hike"
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"incredible sight"
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"salmon run"
in 4 reviews
"salmon season"
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"late june"
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"bug spray"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent two nights in the campground and it was great. Spots were perfect size for our motor home and picnic tables, grounds and fire pits were in great shape. Our spot was close to the stairs for the anglers trail and we saw plenty...More

Thank tlrouse
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice easy hike - fairly flat about 2 miles one-way from the parking lot to the falls. Lots of salmon waiting at the bottom pool trying to make the leap upstream. Lots of people on the trail in the middle of day, so no bear...More

Thank EC9876
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit of a walk and you do back track. We were hoping to see a bear - seriously - but no. And whilst the salmon were jumping we were a little early for a frenzy of jumping fish. We did hire a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went hiking near the Russian River Falls three times during our stay in Cooper Landing. You need to pay a park entrance fee which was under $20 per car and worked for a full day. There are a variety of paths that take you...More

Thank Madeline K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hike and we got to see the salmon jumping. We got there early and did not have trouble finding a parking spot but on our way out there was a line to get in, maybe it was because it was right before the 4th...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very easy paved trail that ends with you watching the salmon jump up stream. Beautiful walk

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike, not exceedingly difficult. All ages were traveling on the path. Salmon jumping the Falls was a sight to see. The locals warned about bears, but we saw none. Enough other people on the trail to feel safe, with or without bear spray on...More

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 2.3 mile trail to the falls is super boring. You can reach the falls with 35 minutes of brisk walking. The trail is not well posted so follow the main trail till you reached a bridge and a creek. Stay on the trail and...More

1  Thank mpenzakc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best 11 bucks spent. We arrived around 8 in the morning. The hike is kind of boring but it all pays off in the end. We saw a bear trying to catch salmon jumping at the fall that day.

1  Thank Wayne W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got to watch the wonder of Salmon working their way up high and rough water. Bucket list hike and btw it’s not short and it’s not quick. It’s a destination hike and the end result is awesome! Go early though and get better parking unlike...More

1  Thank Kevin H
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KKTRAVELS808
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Benvr | Reviewed this property |
A hiking backpack would be better with a two year old but a trail-rated stroller would work as long as you stay on-path. There is a trail extension at the end, just past the falls that is not stroller friendly though.
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343cindyr
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
Gwinns lodge in Cooper Landing rents bear spray. Trail up to the falls is steep.
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