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Nugget Falls

Mendenhall trail, Juneau, AK
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Juneau
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Los Angeles, California
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256 reviews 256 reviews
78 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you’re going to go see Mendenhall Glacier—and you should—then you’ll also see Nugget Falls. We visited both as part of a shore excursion from the Sapphire Princess. I think seeing the falls is a nice “fringe benefit” of visiting the glacier, but I wouldn’t go too far out of my way to see just the falls. When you arrive... More

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Plano, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Caught the blue "ice cube bus" to the park. It starts service when the ships come in and runs every 30 minutes. The walk was relatively flat and the trails were well maintained. You get some sneak previews of both the falls and the glacier before you arrive. If you go early, you beat most of the tourists and have... More

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Winter Park, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Take the blue bus from town to Mendenhall Glacier which runs every 30 minutes. Make sure you make the short hike out to the Falls. Thats where you can really appreciate the pure amount of water rushing from the falls. Good idea to take some rain gear with you.

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Easy hike. Don't miss it - awesome display of nature. Good for kids - can even push a stroller. 30 minutes roundtrip.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The walk to Nugget Falls was much easier than I thought it would be, and it is definitely worth it to feel the spray of the falls and experience the glacier from this vantage point. We had to miss the visitor center to take this hike, but it was worth it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is really more of a brisk walk than an actual hike. There wasn't any real climbing unless you wanted to explore the rocks around the falls. That being said, I would recommend this walk to anyone! It was beautiful - you also got much closer to the glacier. The falls are impressive - very high and lovely! We went... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Some of our party walked through VERY cold water to get closer to the falls giving the visit an extra thrill. It's a nice hike from the visitor center.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was a little bonus at the end of the walk. I dont remember seeing it last time we visited the glacier by boat. Worth the extra effort.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This beautiful falls is right next to Mendenhall Glacier. You can see it very well from the shelter right next to the parking lot, or you can hike about a quarter mile for a better look, or you can hike about 2 miles and be right next to it! Stunning!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is an easy walk over from the visitors center. Once you get to the falls, you can walk right up and touch it. We got many amazing pictures of the falls and the glacier.

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