Lowell Creek Falls, Alaska

I was on the Kenai Fjords Cruise, and on the return journey, I looked to my left, and low and behold there was this pretty impressive waterfall off in the distance.  Now, even after searching for information about waterfalls in Alaska on the internet, I really didn’t find any information about a waterfall in Alaska.  That really isn’t surprising, as not many waterfalls of Alaska are listed online.

The lucky part about this waterfall is just how easy it is to get to, once you know where you’re headed.  From the center of Seward, if you head south along the main road, you’ll come to a single road that leads further south.  It doesn’t look like it leads anywhere impressive, but I think it does actually lead to some interesting spots.  Just a short distance down this road, though, and you can find Lowell Creek Falls.  In late May, it was pretty impressive.  I thought that maybe it was a man-made waterfall due to its surroundings, but it appears that it is a true waterfall that has been altered slightly to ensure that road erosion hasn’t occurred.

Accessibility:

  1. From Seward, head south on AK-9.
  2. At the end of AK-9, turn right onto Lowell Point Road.  It’s really the only road you can turn onto.
  3. After just a short distance, you should come to the falls!

Accessibility: 10/10 (Easy)
Height: 30′
Length of Hike: Roadside

Lowell Creek Falls in late May 2011

Where in the World is Lowell Creek Falls?


 

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