Barbara Falls
Barbara Falls
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  • Will6468
    Morton, Illinois623 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome, easy short hike
    Short walk, once you find where it is in the subdivision. Awesome water flow, moderate trail (roots, water edge) but nil elevation, and a very nice waterfall, two plums. It's awesome and so much better than thunderbird, which is an easy trail but disappointing at arrival.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Cindy Metz
    160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big and Powerful Waterfall
    We heard about this from a local. It was flowing and it was amazing to see the volume of water. If you only have time for one. This is 100x better than Thunderbird Falls. Short walk but read description as it looks like you are entering into private property when you approach the trail.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Travel_Addict_Cyprus
    Michigan1,196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Falls, nice hike!
    The trailhead for Barbara Falls (South Fork Falls) in Eagle River is about a half hour from downtown Anchorage. It's a short trail to a viewpoint of the falls. There's another short, but more rocky trail with roots, that takes you to the base of the falls. The views from down here were even more beautiful. The trail to the base of the falls can easily be missed; it's right by the bridge, on the right hand side as you are heading to the falls. Recommended!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
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Norman Wells, Canada49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
I went chasing waterfalls while visiting Anchorage and found Barbara Falls also known as South Fork Falls in Eagle River. The drive there was very nice, seen 2 moose on the side of the road munching away on willows. I took the suggestion of another reviewer on here and hung a right before the bridge, came to the base of the Falls which was a short, beautiful hike. I also took the high road after for more pics. Nice, easy thing to do with or without freinds or family. I loved it!
Written May 19, 2022
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NPT1999
Commack, NY207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
These frozen waterfalls were absolutely incredible. Water was flowing behind the frozen waterfall. Unbelievable photo opportunity. We payed close attention to the No Parking Sign placement on the street and had no issues parking. There is a gate at the entrance that will deter you from going onto the path but that it the correct place to enter. The lower path to the waterfall is to the right just before the bridge. The upper path to the waterfall is beyond the bridge, turn right at the sign and follow the path right once again.
Written April 2, 2023
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
Michigan1,196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The trailhead for Barbara Falls (South Fork Falls) in Eagle River is about a half hour from downtown Anchorage. It's a short trail to a viewpoint of the falls. There's another short, but more rocky trail with roots, that takes you to the base of the falls. The views from down here were even more beautiful. The trail to the base of the falls can easily be missed; it's right by the bridge, on the right hand side as you are heading to the falls. Recommended!
Written September 12, 2023
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Lori N
Navarre, FL120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We ran into a local on another hike we were doing. We told them we were going to Thunder Falls. He suggested this one. It was gorgeous. When you get to the bridge, right before it you hike along the water to bottom of falls. To get to the top follow the trail across the bridge. The hike is easy
Written June 19, 2022
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Will6468
Morton, IL623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Short walk, once you find where it is in the subdivision. Awesome water flow, moderate trail (roots, water edge) but nil elevation, and a very nice waterfall, two plums.

It's awesome and so much better than thunderbird, which is an easy trail but disappointing at arrival.
Written August 7, 2023
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Lindsey N
Monticello, KY149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Such a beautiful site to see. Easy trail for non-hikers wanting to get out of town a bit. Easy to follow trail; just stay off private property adjacent to trail. It is well posted where NOT to go.
Written September 25, 2023
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Judith
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A definite "photo op" for those needing one. Gorgeous scenery and easy walking. The perfect place to be surrounded by nature's beauty.
Written September 10, 2022
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bhojan_chacha
San Jose, CA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
must go if in anchorage but hard to find place.. once you find it its adventurous to say the least . Kids and I loved it
Written July 30, 2021
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Chris P
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Great place but this is South Fork Falls, and always has been. The Barbara falls thing is a trick by some locals. LOL
Written May 13, 2021
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Gold dog
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Barbara falls has a special place in my memory from when I used to live in the area. I went back recently to show my fiance where I grew up, and the trail hasn't changed much. It's still as inspiring as when I was a kid!

However, those going down to the base of the water fall use caution. Not only are there bears in the area. But the bottom trail has a lot of wasp nests. Having to make the trek back with a limping dog is not fun.
Written August 30, 2020
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