Falls Creek is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Indian, AK that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and camping.
Pretty hard trail, going up the entire way, almost without flat areas to rest. But the views! Damn those are great! And if you don't bring any water with you, don't worry, there's a bunch of waterfalls that you can drink out of
Nice hike but definite a workout since it's pretty steep, but plenty of nice spots to stop and listen to the creek. The wildflowers in the upper valley were gorgeous. The lake was still iced over though.
Prior to doing the hike, I read a couple of hiking guides that suggested this trail was extremely steep and uphill all the way. Alaska Hike Search says "Only those in reasonably good shape should attempt this hike". Do not be intimidated by these comments. I did not find the hike to be unbearably steep. Instead I thought it was a nice mix of steep portions and more flat portions. Additionally the hike was mostly alongside the creek, so you would have beautiful background noise during your hike. Great view of Turnagain Arm. The lake is still frozen and covered in ice.
Trail was good! There were quiet a few steep parts. The trail leads up to a lake but it also leads up to a mountain. We went took the trail to the mountain and it was beautiful once you get to the top. It was a bit sketchy so you have to be very careful climbing up and climbing back down. Took lots of beautiful pictures. If you like a climb the mountain has a beautiful view
Excellent hike, especially on a cloudy day. See doll sheep and amazing views. Follow the falls all the way to the lake. Well worth it.
Did the hike a second time on a beautiful day and it was much better! There are a lot of great camping spots towards the lake when everything levels out. If you plan on camping you'll have to do the full 4 miles in. It took me around 2.25 hours to get there and about 1.25 back. It's a great day hike but make sure you bring lots of water! My friend decided to drink from the creek and got sick
It was a lot of fun and I went with good weather which was a plus, the lake at the top was a nice way to cool off!
It was a lot of uphill! Cou don't figure out how to cross the river though