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Russian River

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

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We were staying in the area at a different camp site but decided to come in and hike to the waterfalls on the trail. Very nice place. The weather was good so we walked all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Micheal Colette R
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Bethel, Alaska
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Bethel, Alaska
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the area at a different camp site but decided to come in and hike to the waterfalls on the trail. Very nice place. The weather was good so we walked all the way from the main entrance instead of the trailhead. When we arrived the gate staff recognized we were military and let us park in... More 

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1 Thank Micheal Colette R
Cherryville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My husband and I took this easy 2.3 mile hike to Russian River Falls and enjoyed it so much! The views were awesome! We even saw salmon pooled at the bottom! It was a gorgeous hike and not difficult at all. While in the area we took the Russian river ferry across to a great fishing spot!

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Milaca, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

fun fishing river, swift water , but fun to fish. one rainbow but we did not spend much time in one spot.

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Thank James K
Soldotna, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I have hiked this trail a few times. Watch out for bears. Keep plenty of fresh water with you and even pack a light lunch. It is so worth the visit to the falls.

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1 Thank Lori W
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Beautiful river, Russian River. Competitive place for fishing in summertime. Fisherman stand nearly shoulder to shoulder to catch fish here. Sometimes a bear shows up, in that case you only need to be able to outrun your fishing buddy and you'll probably be fine. Traffic and Parking seems to be more dangerous than the area wildlife, so please use caution... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Opening night of the season I stumble across a local called Red after his beard sorting through tackle in the local fly shop. He asked am I a fisherman and did I know it's the opening night of the season. Glancing outside at the misses I explained my situation and he went outside and convinced her to let me live... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

If you find yourself on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska you have to stop at one and view the Russian River. The water is so clean, clear, and beautiful. If you like to fish this river is famous for its salmon run. Russian River is also a popular hunting spot for bears. The best time to see bears feasting on... More 

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Check out the Russian Falls Hike where you can see the salmon as they attempt to swim up stream. Nice flat, easy hike, watch out for bears!

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A well maintained trail with a moderate elevation gain leading to the falls. Lots of salmon were in the pools at the base of the falls trying to make their way upriver. I did not see any bear, but many people I spoke to said the bear frequently feed here (especially in the early evening) when the salmon are running.

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We took boat out on Russian River for a day fishing trip. Lots of fish and the river was running pretty strong. Beautiful scenery.

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