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Hike to Eagle & Symphony Lakes

Fall Colors Along the River (Symphony Lake) Why This Hike: This hike through the South Fork Valley offers stunning views of Eagle and Symphony Lakes, tarns and valleys surrounded by rugged, glaciated mountains. During September and early October (until the first snowfall) you will have the added bonus of vibrant fall colors. This trail is considered easy and can usually be hiked well into winter depending on snow conditions.  Directions to the trailhead: Take the Eagle River Loop/Hiland Road exit off the Glenn Highway just past the weigh station. Turn right at the traffic light onto Hiland and continue about eight miles up the road. Take a right onto South Creek and follow it to West River Drive and take another right. The parking lot is on your left.   South Fork Valley Trailhead:  Google Driving Directions  (Eagle Lake & boulder field in the foreground)  The Nitty-Gritty: The trail to Eagle and Symphony Lakes starts from the South Fork parking lot.  It has become  extremely popu