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Celebrate the New Year with a Hike to Barbara Falls!

The hike to Barbara Falls (also known as South Fork Falls*) can be done in any season. The frozen winter (silent) falls can be as spectacular as the noisy summer falls. There are several ways to get to this 60 foot beauty in Eagle River, Alaska. The easiest and shortest way is to drive to the gate at the bottom of Ken Logan Circle. Then walk about a half-mile on old roads from the end of Ken Logan Circle (in a neighborhood off Hiland Road.)   Please respect private property. Depending on your route to the falls, you may be walking in a right-of-way  on or near private property. Short Route:  Take the Glenn Highway about 10 miles north to Eagle River Loop and exit toward the mountains. Turn right at the first light onto Hiland Road. Continue uphill about 3.3 miles and turn left onto River View Drive into a neighborhood. Veer left as it becomes Waterfall Drive, then follow until it dead-ends into River Park Drive. Continue right to Ken Logan Circle. Most of the circle is signed off-lim

Hike More in 2022...

We all know hiking is good for both mind and body as this article points out - Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You . The New Year is almost here so make a resolution to "don" your hiking boots and hit the trails more in 2022. To get you started, here's a list of Alaska hiking groups compiled from various Facebook posts and websites. The groups range from easy family-friendly to more challenging for experienced hikers. Some welcome anyone; others are women only and are geared for various ability levels. I included website and/or Facebook links if available. If you know of others, just send me a message (or post a comment) and I will include. Anchorage Trail Walkers - https://www.meetup.com/Anchorage-Trail-Walkers/ Website says - We get out 2-3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays DURING THE DAY, usually at 10am. Women Who Hike Alaska - https://www.facebook.com/groups/284961021989141/ Hike Like A Woman Alaska: Typically women only, but may host “f