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Hiking to Eagle and Symphony Lakes, near Anchorage
The Eagle River area, just north of Anchorage, has some of the best hikes in Alaska. And I don’t think you can find a more idyllic trail than the path out to Eagle and Symphony Lakes. It’s about a 12 mile round-trip, but it’s a pretty easy hike, surrounded by mountains, leading to two beautiful lakes — one glacier-fed and minty-green, the other a crystal-clear blue. And even though it’s a long hike, you can knock it out in just a few hours, as I did, on the morning before my flight home. You can access the trail to Eagle …