Falls Creek Falls, Alaska

Falls Creek Falls in June 2011

There are a number of interesting drops along the Alaska coastline that don’t get frequently mentioned.  I understand that they are not always that large, but they are still very easy to visit, so why not do so.

One such example is Falls Creek Falls, which is right off of the Seward Highway south of Anchorage in Chugach State Park.  I think I pulled off on a whim to see whether there was any significant waterfall, and there is something there.  It would probably be better described as a cascade.  There is a trail that climbs almost 3000′ feet in about 2.7 miles, and while I had no wish to do that, you will still get a great view of some idyllic cascades.  Even with out the cascades, the area along the Alaska shoreline is intensely beautiful.


  1. You’ll be driving along the Seward Highway, and inside the Chugach State Park boundaries, there is a small pulloff with room for about four cars.  This is the trail for Falls Creek.  It is somewhat more obvious when heading north along the highway.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 15′ (could be much taller)
Length of Hike: Roadside (or 5.4 miles round-trip)

Where in the World is Falls Creek Falls?


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