Nugget Falls Trail

EASY 54 reviews
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Nugget Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
95 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


22 days ago

Beautiful views. Go early to avoid crowds

24 days ago

Nice hike to view a waterfall. Well maintained trail. Actually saw a family pushing a wheelchair on the trail.

2 months ago

Easy hike. Breathtaking scenery!

2 months ago

Easy, Gorgeous after first big snow of the season!

8 months ago

Beautiful easy hike. Great views of Mendenhall Glacier. The waterfall is huge and you can get up close to it. There is also a nice visitor center at the head of the trail. I know this trail can be crazy busy. We hit it just right in the middle of September and hiked it before the cruise ship came into port. We saw maybe a total of ten people the whole time. Worth the hike, just plan around the cruise ship schedule so it's not to crowded.

9 months ago

Easy trail with nice views of Nugget Falls and Mendenhall Glacier. Only downside is the large number of other people on the trail.

9 months ago

Cool Trail

10 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Easy trail with beautiful views!

10 months ago

very easy, more of a stroll than a hike. wonderful views

10 months ago

One of my favorite hikes of all time. : )

11 months ago

very easy and relaxing. pretty amazing, but I'm biased because my boyfriend proposed on this hike. ❤

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Easy with amazing views and a ton of side trails.

Friday, June 16, 2017

What a beautiful trail that allows you to see a waterfall and a glacier at the same time. I definitely recommend this to all who want an easy trail in Juneau Alaska.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful!!! Loved getting so close to the actual waterfall!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sep 20, 2016 - This is a very easy trail with barely any elevation gain. It's massively over-crowded, but the only way to get to the falls by foot. Rangers stopped a bunch of us to allow a black bear and cubs cross the trail. Eagles are flying around the area grabbing salmon where they can. We even saw a little porcupine. It looked like the kayaks were the best method of getting close to the glacier. There's also a trail on the other side of the bay, but we couldn't find anyone who knew about it enough to take us there. We also didn't have enough time before the cruise ship left port.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Easy trail for any age.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Short, out and back trail along the shores of Mendehall Lake. Wonderful views of the lake, glacier, and surrounding mountains. Trail is relatively flat and well-maintained. Seems to be wheelchair and kid friendly. Ends at Nugget Falls on east end of Mendehall Lake.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A simple walk with beautiful scenery. Don't forget to watch the mountain sides for mountain goats!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Short trail, gravel. Made to be accessible to tourists, but the views are amazing and you end up right at the falls.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Amazing Waterfall

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A bunch to see here. I actually went mostly on "Trail of Time" when I was there but this trail is very close. The falls and glacier are spectacular. The abundance of nutrition that exists in these forests is unreal. No wonder the native tlingits never had a word for starvation.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

This is an amazing trail! Very easy and quick and even in the rain it is worth it. Nugget Falls is a thunderous cascade next to the beaultiful Mendenhall Glacier. A must-see if you are in Juneau. If you have time, also check out the Trail of Time behind the Visitor's Center. It's another interesting interpretative trail.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A very easy walk, or bike ride. During the summer, many tourists are on the trail, although only those with a little adventure make it to the falls. And I mean a little.. It's one of the easiest walks in Juneau.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

This is a quick and easy trail to get to the waterfall next to Mendenhall Glacier. Beautiful hike. I did it in April so there was still plenty of snow which made it all the more enjoyable once it cleared up on the beach. The view of the glacier and waterfall make this hike outstanding.

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