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Address: Kenai, AK

One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.

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Beautiful hike

My husband and I recently visited Alaska.We had scheduled fishing trips 5 days but on our free day we chose to go experience the Russian river trail. It was a gorgeous walk..not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Alaska.We had scheduled fishing trips 5 days but on our free day we chose to go experience the Russian river trail. It was a gorgeous walk..not difficult.We were the only ones there.Watched the fish..saw Eagles..just breathtaking:) Bugs weren't bad on walk up but on way down for some reason hubby started getting bit.On our... More 

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impression, lots of bugs! Bring bug spray! Hike was not bad though,some parts were strenuous for our age.I think the hike was a bit farther than the sign said because when we got back my tracker said 6.74 miles.It was well worth the hike once we had arrived! Lots of salmon to watch but no bear! Signs of bear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is beautiful but come prepared for lots of bugs! Our family caught both Salmon and Rainbow Trout.

Thank texang6
Bethel, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Cherryville, North Carolina
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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.

Thank James K
Soldotna, Alaska
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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.

1 Thank Lori W
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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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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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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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