We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
worthwhile hike

It is a 45-60 min hike over a very easy trail that is even considered handicapped accessible. If... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Kenai, Alaska
beautiful hike for all ages

This is a very easy short hike thru the woods to Russian River Falls. The falls are not very tall... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Carson City, Nevada
Read all 103 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Kenai, AK
Write a Review
Reviews (103)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a 45-60 min hike over a very easy trail that is even considered handicapped accessible. If you time it right, you can see the salmon jumping up the nice beautiful falls and may be lucky enough to see some bears feeding on the...More

4  Thank Mark3040
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very easy short hike thru the woods to Russian River Falls. The falls are not very tall but the raging clear water is still very impressive. You finish the hike at a pair of wooden platforms perched above the river which makes...More

4  Thank mhulkman
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Alaska.We had scheduled fishing trips 5 days but on our free day we chose to go experience the Russian river trail. It was a gorgeous walk..not difficult.We were the only ones there.Watched the fish..saw Eagles..just breathtaking:) Bugs weren't bad...More

2  Thank yourgirlfriday32
Reviewed 16 August 2016

First impression, lots of bugs! Bring bug spray! Hike was not bad though,some parts were strenuous for our age.I think the hike was a bit farther than the sign said because when we got back my tracker said 6.74 miles.It was well worth the hike...More

Thank porge495
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is beautiful but come prepared for lots of bugs! Our family caught both Salmon and Rainbow Trout.

1  Thank texang6
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We were staying in the area at a different camp site but decided to come in and hike to the waterfalls on the trail. Very nice place. The weather was good so we walked all the way from the main entrance instead of the trailhead....More

2  Thank Micheal Colette R
Reviewed 19 June 2016

My husband and I took this easy 2.3 mile hike to Russian River Falls and enjoyed it so much! The views were awesome! We even saw salmon pooled at the bottom! It was a gorgeous hike and not difficult at all. While in the area...More

1  Thank redputt
Reviewed 18 June 2016

fun fishing river, swift water , but fun to fish. one rainbow but we did not spend much time in one spot.

Thank James K
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I have hiked this trail a few times. Watch out for bears. Keep plenty of fresh water with you and even pack a light lunch. It is so worth the visit to the falls.

1  Thank Lori W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Beautiful river, Russian River. Competitive place for fishing in summertime. Fisherman stand nearly shoulder to shoulder to catch fish here. Sometimes a bear shows up, in that case you only need to be able to outrun your fishing buddy and you'll probably be fine. Traffic...More

2  Thank AK_TravelNGirL
Nearby Restaurants
Sackett's Kenai Grill
269 reviews
4.96 km away
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
121 reviews
6.96 km away
Sunrise Inn Cafe & Bar
113 reviews
7.18 km away
Gwin's Lodge
134 reviews
2.92 km away
Nearby Attractions
Russian River Falls
73 reviews
2.69 km away
Kenai River Float-n-Fish
136 reviews
1.91 km away
Alaska Kenai Fishing for Fun
136 reviews
7.82 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Dominique P
31 March 2017|
Response from |
Milepost 52 of the Sterling Highway.
Debbie B
2 November 2016|
Response from mhulkman | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie, I have not stayed at the campground myself. Are you tent camping or in an RV? Prices for most campgrounds are $15-20 a night for tents and $30-40 for rv's. Obviously youd be safer from bears n bugs in an rv as... More
2 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mhulkman | Reviewed this property |
Here is a site with the majority of the hiking trails on the peninsula. Several of the multi day treks have rustic cabins along the way that you can reserve, many for free. Some include a free row boat as well when next to a... More