Falls Creek

HARD 23 reviews

Falls Creek is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Indian, Alaska that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and camping.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3169 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

views

waterfall

no dogs

3 days ago

I was on my way to the Anchorage airport from Seward and saw this trailhead from the side of the highway to I decided to pull over. I wasn't going to hike it but what brought me to pull over was the gorgeous waterfall right at the beginning of the trailhead!! It's the middle of October so all the bright orange and yellow leaves were on the ground and it was just a beautiful scene without even having to hike. But I did start the trail a tiny bit and walked up just because I was curious. The path was covered in leaves but it was honestly gorgeous with the creek running alongside you too. I walked maybe 1/8 of a mile in (I was in high heeled boots lol not the best hiking apparel and I had to flight to catch or I totally would've done more) but I can see why it's rated hard. That tiny portion was continuously straight uphill and kept going on like that for what I could see. But I'd imagine it's beautiful the rest of the way up too. If I'm ever back in the area I'll definitely try to go back to this one and do the trail!

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17 days ago

Beautiful changes of scenery along a rushing waterfall. Great views of the inlet.

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3 months ago

Definitely hard, but a great hike!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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Monday, June 22, 2015

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