Chugach

South Fork Valley Trail

brochure Chugach - South Fork Valley Trail

Guide to the South Fork Valley Trail at Chugach State Park (SP) in Alaska. Published by Alaska State Parks.

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Guide to 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 Difficulty: Easy Elevation(Feet) (Feet) Elevation South SouthFork ForkValley ValleyTrail TrailProfile Profile 2700 2700 2600 2600 2500 2500 2400 2400 2300 2300 2200 2200 2100 2100 2000 2000 00 11 22 33 44 55 Distance Distance(Miles) (Miles) Trail Description: 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 Trail. Park Rules: 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. Special Features: 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 backcountry. Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for a complete set of park rules. Contact: Chugach State Park Headquarters Mile 115, Seward Highway csp@alaska.gov - Potter Section House (907) 345-5014

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