Flora & Fauna Nature Walk
Discover the natural hidden wonders just a stone’s throw from Anchorage.
Among the hidden gems in the mountains overlooking Anchorage is beautiful Barbara Falls, a tucked away treasure that guests on this guided walk are treated to. This is an easy hike for all ages and any time of the summer, like early on when new buds are blooming but snow still lingers in the shady spots. Or mid-summer, when the forest is flush with every shade of green. And autumn, when yellowing leaves frame the waterfall.
Sets the scene for some gorgeous waterfall photos.
The tour starts with a pickup in downtown Anchorage and 30-minute ride to the trailhead. It's an easy, well-established trail into the forest from here. You'll hear the South Fork of Eagle River soon, and then walk along it for short time before coming to Barbara Falls. Some call this place a fairy land, with ferns, moss, and misty air setting the scene for some gorgeous waterfall photos.
Your trail guide has a knack for bringing even the most unassuming plant's story to life, and soon everyone on the hike will become attune to the flora and fauna all around them. You'll start to spot tiny wildflowers, strange lichen, and birds as they perch quietly on birch branches above. After some time at the falls and another mile or two walking along the river trail, this short hiking tour concludes with a return ride to Anchorage.
The Flora & Fauna Nature Walk covers about 2 miles with 200 feet of elevation gain. The trail is well established. The tour time includes an hour of travel and about two hours hiking.
Wear comfortable outdoor hiking clothes and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring rain gear, extra warm layers, and a hat and gloves as needed for the weather. Don't forget a camera, binoculars, and water.
This is an easy activity. The guide will tailor the group's pace so that all guests are comfortable. No experience is necessary, but it is best enjoyed by those who can walk at least two miles on uneven terrain.
The Valley & Forest Hike tour picks up and drops off at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage.
555 W. 5th Ave
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|5/1/21 (Sa) to 9/30/21 (Th)5/1/21 (Sa) to 9/30/21 (Th)||Adult: $89.00||Child: $89.00|
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 9:00 AM||Location: Egan Center Downtown|
|Depart: 1:00 PM||Location: Egan Center Downtown|