Falls Creek Trail

If you love cascading waterfalls and the exceptional views of Turnagain Arm, you don’t want to miss this fantastic hike. The rumbling stream, continuous cascading falls, and beautiful mountain views provide a unique valley setting perfectly adequate for this trail. The Falls Creek Trail is steep and climbs high enough that visitors will likely see golden eagles, arctic ground squirrels, and Dall sheep in the higher elevations. Also, Spruce grouse can be spotted along the forested path at the beginning of the Falls Creek Trail hike.

Falls Creek Trail is sure a great workout. As you head up, the trail’s bottom is narrow and filled with picturesque views of Falls Creek. Above the tree line, near the top, you’ll get amazing views of Turnagain Arm. The Falls Creek Trail ends in a nice glacier bowl with an alpine lake. A lot of visitors enjoy going from the woods into the rocky tundra. 

This trail is an 8.0 km out-and-back hike considered a challenging route for some people, and it takes around 4 hours and 4o minutes to complete. Falls Creek Trail is great for hiking and camping; you can bring your dog (on a leash) if they like to explore nature. This trail begins at mile 105.6 miles small turnout along Seward Highway.

Falls Creek Trail is not very trafficked, so you might pass only a few fellow hikers on the way up; therefore, the rail offers a serene and almost quiet atmosphere besides the sounds of nature. If you’re visiting early in the season, remember your crampons/snowshoes so you can really get up and explore the lake area.