South Fork Valley Trail
in Chugach State Park
Access: South Fork Eagle River Trailhead
Allowable Uses: Hiking. No Bikes allowed.
Distance: 4.8 miles one way (to Eagle Lake)
Elevation Gain: 850 feet
Trailhead provides access to Eagle and Symphony
Lakes; trail leads up valley providing excellent
views of the South Fork drainage. Access to
Hunter Pass (steep), as well as the Hanging Valley
Camping is only permitted over ½ mile from the
Safety and Considerations:
Trail crosses avalanche prone slopes. Trail in between lakes has
medium sized boulders that requires stable footwear. Use water
purification techniques for drinking water to avoid contracting
Giardiasis (beaver fever). Limited parking area. Please do not block
access for local residents.
Most of the trail is in open alpine with spectacular views of
trailhead. Camping in an undeveloped area of a
surrounding peaks. Beautiful Eagle and Symphony Lakes were
state park is limited to 10 consecutive days. Open
dammed by a rockslide. Excellent fishing; ADF&G stock lakes with
fires prohibited, except in portable camp stoves.
trout and grayling.
Pets must be on a leash while in the trailhead
parking lot, and be under control on trails and in the
Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for
a complete set of park rules.
Chugach State Park Headquarters
Mile 115, Seward Highway
Potter Section House