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Nice simple hike. Bring shoes you can get wet if you want to reach the falls

Easy and quick family friendly hike. Definitely recommend this one.

Great hike. The first 3/4 is realistically moderate the last 1/4 is hard, but completely worth the view. The trail has a couple routes you can take as well. Great way to see the town of anchorage. Wind can get crazy but it’s fun. Well traveled so you won’t be alone

Great trail, pretty easy but amazing views.. lots of water and big waterfall!! Glad I got to explore Alaska trails!!

The trail is reopened after the fatal mauling.
Be bear aware; this trail is part of the bears home area, bring bear spray,make noise, dont hike alone and stay together.

The trail itself is well maintained, easy to follow and clean. The last section you need to cross a boulder field,watch your step,and take your time. The first bridge is roughly half way there. We had no issue with bugs but still brought bug spray.

It is a long walk bring enough water and snacks/lunch. don't forget to bring your trash out with you.

Spectacular hike, with amazing views :) When it came to the fork in the trail we went right, which was a good decision for us. It is a bit longer but not as steep of climb! Then on the way back down we came the other way which was nice cause we were cold and wanted to get down faster. Overall it took us 3.5 hours which included a decent break when we ate lunch :) Trails are kept nicely and other than the first short section, the trail is nice and open so no chance of running into bears.

Nice easy start then quite the “goat climb” to the top beautiful views all around saw a Dall Sheep that crossed the trail ahead of me. 6 Bald Eagles circling over head and a huge bull Moose off in the distance

Straight up you go but worth the views at the top. Cloudy day but could wait a minute as the clouds passed in and out for clearer views. Saw no bears. A memorial bench about 1/3 the way up and abundant wildflowers about 1/2 the way up where you can expect a short break in the steep elevation climb. 2 and 1/2 hours up and 2 down with a stop for lunch on the way back.

Amazing views from the top and is challenging getting back down over the rocks. Fantastic hike!

It was pretty but a short hike.

hiking
13 days ago

This was a difficult trail. Pretty much straight the whole way up with few switch backs. Trail was not super well marked at times but was still fairly easy to follow. Worth it for the incredible views at the top. Lots of flowers blooming when we hiked (end of July). Took up about 5ish hours total. Definitely glad we brought snacks and plenty of water.

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail. Tough

August 1, 2018
Foggy but beautiful! 3 or 4 amazing waterfalls and the cabin is super cool as well. Next time I’m for sure going to check out the glacier on the right. No bear sightings and no bear poop

Nice waterfall. The upper viewing platform has the best view of the falls. The lower trail gets you closer and is much cooler near he river.

July 27. Awesome hike. When you reach the fork in the trail, I would recommend going right towards Crow Pass for better views.

On this trail you see several waterfalls, the lake at the top, and don’t miss the glacier shortly past the lake. We also saw a black bear in the valley. Great hike.

Nice easy hike with fall and Gorge views. We stoped by Mirror lake adjacent to hike as well.

hiking
17 days ago

Our hike on this trail was terrific. The road going to the trail head was freshly paved in 2018. Terrific view of Eagle River at the top. My 5 year old did it under his own power, so I would describe it as a family friendly hike. I highly recommend trekking poles for stability, they were a huge help in a few spots.

18 days ago

Great hike!

Short hike, pretty bridges to the falls. Great place to get out for a quick breath of fresh hair.

hiking
20 days ago

If you want a challenge take the telephone trail path up and keep on right to connect with main trail. It will work every muscle in your legs. Feels great!

Quick steep hike very busy as well. The scramble to the top is fun and some great views from the top!

hiking
20 days ago

Amazing trail with scenic views.
Follow the waterfall flowing into Turnagain Arm all the way up to the glacier lake.
Saw tons of Dall Sheep near the peaks.

Let me start out by saying that I am glad I made it to the top to see the lake and the views were okay.
I wouldn't do this trail again unless I wanted to get a great workout. It was close to 8 miles out and back and half of the trail was very thick. It is mid July so take that into account. I was honestly very worried about bears because visibility was so poor. There are much better trails with better views in my opinion.

horseback riding
23 days ago

My gal and I hiked Flattop early on a warm summer day. When we arrived we were the only ones there and the view was so inspiring that we decided to make love. I can tell you from experience, this is a great place to view Alaska from and even greater for making love.

new to anchorage, took my boyfriend and I about 5 hours. beautiful views but you can see the highway most of the time, was great to be able to bring the dog along. didn't see any bears. no snow on the trail July 2018

Great hike very near Anchorage.

hiking
23 days ago

The Thunderbird Falls were beautiful.
Quick trek
Safe, bring bear / bug spray if you wish.
Water
Pets welcomed on a leash

hiking
23 days ago

it's tough but, rewarding hike. last mile is all rock climbing however, many families with little kids were able to do this hike. Views are amazing. Memorable part of our Anchorage visit.

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