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Beautiful view of the falls

This is a relatively easy hike, with only a short section of hiking uphill when starting the trail... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
JustPhyllis
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Altavista, Virginia
Pretty falls, not that long of a hike

I would say that the hike is mostly small rolling hills. Not a bad way to get out and stretch your... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Peach_412
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Middletown, Maryland
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

This is a relatively easy hike, with only a short section of hiking uphill when starting the trail (of course, if you go all the way to the end of the trail, you'll have an uphill hike back to the trailhead.) This isn't in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JustPhyllis
Reviewed January 19, 2019

I would say that the hike is mostly small rolling hills. Not a bad way to get out and stretch your legs if this happens to be along a car ride somewhere.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peach_412
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is about a mile hike to the falls but only 1/2 mile to view them. There is some of it that may be steep for some people. It sure was pretty once we got to the end. It was worth the hike! (Christa)

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Stopped here for a short walk on our drive to Denali park. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the falls at a brisk pace. The falls are quite pretty. The only issue we had was the process of paying for parking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 409MichelleH409
Reviewed September 22, 2018

It is an easy hike that took about an hour (to the fall’s lookout and back to the parking area). Now that I’ve said, “easy,” I do remember there is a pretty steep incline on the first part of the hike, but once you are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Beautiful, well maintained trail. outhouse at trail head, maybe a mile or so out and back. you can spend a bit more time there exploring the lower tail by the falls. worth the walk!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Easy to do, nice views while in the area. It's a nice warm up start for your body and other great views to your Alaska vacation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Will6468
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This was a nice easy hike, and great for someone like my wife who taps out (and gets pretty mean!) after about 3 miles. The trail starts off with a steepish, but short, incline and eventually evens out. The width of the trail is nice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nielsonpeter
Reviewed September 4, 2018

It was a nice walk to the falls. It was an easy walk. It was well worth the 2 mile walk. Walked down to the edge of the falls and it was wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank avenger20
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Right off the highway, nice parking lot, not to crowded, can do a little climbing to get excellent pictures if you want although pictures without climbing where also fantastic.

Date of experience: June 2018
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mzemmanan
September 22, 2018|
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Response from PriscillaL | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, there are houses close, but, you never know in Alaska!
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MountainlakeGirl
April 7, 2017|
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Hi, the snow is currently melting at a fast rate.
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dkorwood
March 21, 2016|
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Response from Lilly S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several people have died at the falls. Three or four within the past couple tears. The area is a high crime (Drugs, robbery) area. Although located near a residential site, the parking lot is at the end of the road... More
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