Virgin Creek Falls is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Girdwood, Alaska that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
180 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

The Virgin Falls are in an amazing rain forest and the best part of this trail. With parental guidance children could easily hike the short distance to the falls. If you are into hiking with elevation, this is a good trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Great little trail. It's pretty easy with great reward.

1 month ago

Beautiful with snow in the winter. A bit icy so be careful!

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful. in the winter the trail is very icey but worth the near falls

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with a great payoff within a short hike. The trail is easily followed but due to roots was a bit treacherous (it didn’t help that it had rained earlier in the day so the trail was slippery as well). The waterfall is pretty spectacular and with the mossy trees and rocks the whole area feels like a fairy garden. We followed the trail a bit further which seems to follow the creek but since it was wet and slippery we turned around so I’m not sure how far it actually goes.

hiking
4 months ago

I would Mark this as easy. Short hike to some beautiful small waterfalls. Don't just stop at the first falls. You can go a little higher for some additional views. It is really muddy so watch where you step.

4 months ago

Trail is a series of many trails created by trail nuts and wildlife. You cant be afraid to get dirty as trail is cumbersome if you hike past falls along river. Definitely worth the hike. Blueberry bushes, Devils club, moss all create beautiful jungle like vibrant colors against easily accessible waterfall.

4 months ago

Absolutely stunning short little walk. The falls are gorgeous and very popular with photographers and people wanting photo shoots done... I had to leave and come back just to get a picture with no one in the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike

hiking
5 months ago

No idea why this trail is marked as moderate. My friend did this on crutches lol. Beautiful Waterfall !! (:

5 months ago

It was a great quick walk. We were there when the trail was mostly dry so it was very quick and easy. We went with kids and it was easy for them too. Ages 7-11 even younger it wouldn’t be difficult.

5 months ago

Short but rewarding hike

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy and well worth it!

5 months ago

Awesome short hike in any weather!

6 months ago

Short and very sweet hike to the falls! It’s just wonderful walking under the huge trees and massive field of big leaves! Feels like a scene from Jungle book!

6 months ago

beautiful, but mosquitoes will carry you away, and slippery when wet

hiking
8 months ago

Great little trail in Girdwood. Its at the very end of Timberline Road, which is the first right after the brewery on Alyeksa Hwy. The trailhead starts right next to private property so be sure to be respectful to those living in the area. The first part of the trail isn't really hard and only takes about 5 minutes to get to the waterfall. Great views and nice and easy there. Sit back and enjoy the sites and sounds. My kid, who is 2 years old was able to do this part with no issues. However, just to the left of the waterfall is a smaller goat trail which goes back for over a mile. It is a little steep and had lots of blown down trees. If you are willing to climb up and over all that the views through the woods near the stream are nice. My gps went a little crazy and only registered .4 miles round trip. It's only about .1 to the waterfall but like I said, the trail goes back over a mile.

hiking
9 months ago

I was born and raised in WA and have done plenty of hiking in UT, so I’m no stranger to snowy hikes. That being said, my Anchorage-raised cousin, his pug, and I enjoyed the hike (although I would absolutely love to see the falls without the snow). My only word of caution is that when the snow gets packed down and hard, it can be very slippery. Try walking on the of the trail in order to keep your footing. I would also highly recommend waterproof pants.

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