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 and bird watching 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

hiking

bird watching

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.

walking
bugs
muddy
scramble
2 days ago

Gorgeous!!!!! Just be cautious with little ones as there’s a lot of steep drop offs. You have to scramble over roots a bit but not much.

hiking
5 days ago

Perfect short trail, completely free of snow, well marked and more like a walk in the woods. The waterfalls are beautiful, perfect if you have kiddos with you. As you get further up to the trail lots of devils club so careful there and stay on the trail.

hiking
5 days ago

Perfect family and pet friendly trail! Lovely ride in. Plenty parking. Easy to navigate as you are following a gorgeous water fall. Cool rocks to climb on and awesome photo ops around every corner! A few muddy places that can be avoided. Clean trail! Like walking into a fairy tale! The air is cool and the shade is nice. Hardly any mosquitos! Plenty places to feel like you’re in your own area while others are on trail. 10/10 recommend- even though it’s rated, “easy” it’s just as fulfilling and rewarding as a hard trail!

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

The trail was really great to the falls, there were a couple muddy parts, but not bad. Lots of greenery and the falls were beautiful.

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

Super muddy but it’s currently raining so that’s no surprise. Recommend wearing your toughs as it’s an easy walk. Lots of roots but great views.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy, short gorgeous walk

hiking
icy
muddy
over grown
26 days ago

View of waterfall was gorgeous! But trail itself was horrible. Icy, roots everywhere, super muddy, some places you can barely make out what's trail or just wilderness, luckily it's super short. Would NOT recommend letting your littles walk this if you have a backpack for them as an option.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Trail was extremely muddy and icy today, but falls are great!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall and rainforest hike! Right it’s muddy and still has some ice spots they were difficult for little hikers. Would do again!

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

I went 5-2-20 Great lil hike and perfect for lil ones who are good on their feet. Rooty and inclined but easy. It was icy and some snow/mudy areas. Cousin wore converse and managed to dodge any problems. Would recommend good shoes though.

hiking
icy
1 month ago

26 APR 20: a bit icy and muddy but overall great little hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Today I checked out this trail with some friends and it was awesome! It was a little slippery in some places but nothing too bad. Definitely want to go back in a month or so to see it without the little bit of snow and ice that’s still there.

hiking
1 month ago

Found a watch on the trail - email Bonnie.moeller@hotmail.com to claim.

hiking
3 months ago

The falls are really cool. In the past year the trail has become a very popular destination for tourists so it's mildly crowded at times. after the falls the trail gets very hard to find but if you know what you are looking for you can get back on and hike to the top of Max's mountain.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really short, easy to do. Probably shouldn’t visit girdwood without seeing this. It takes you right into the rainforest, and it’s gorgeous once you reach the falls. When the flow isn’t as vigorous you can cross the creek and explore around. Tons of mushrooms and mosses. Perfect trail to hit if you’re just arriving in Alaska and want an appetizer, or if you just want to kill 30 minutes.

5 months ago

One of my favorite trails! It's a very easy and short trail that goes up to a beautiful waterfall. My favorite time to go is in the winter when the waterfall freezes you can walk right up to it and it makes for amazing photos. Definitely a trail worth trying.

hiking
7 months ago

Incredible!

hiking
8 months ago

FANTASTIC! Went early. Small parking area at end of neighborhood road. Easy trail for all ages with a bit of fancy footwork over roots. Fall colors in vegetation are in contrast throughout. Many spots to enjoy the falls and creek. Off trails go left and head WAY up beyond the well-traveled trail. Not sure where the “top” is. Only saw 4 folks in my 2 hours there. Amazing rain forest with boundless photo opportunities so close to the city!

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

Very wet and slick in the mid of September after a rain. Easy paths to the falls but lots of less traversed more technical tails to the sides. fun and can be done in 30 min. More of Walk in the woods than a hike. Do it!

hiking
8 months ago

This short hike was amazing. I was born and raised in Alaska and came back to visit, and it impressed me still. My parents came with me, my dad being in his mid 60s and had a current gout flair up was still able to do this short little hike. The waterfall was amazing. Great picture opportunities. The parking for this trail is at a dead end cul-de-sac and there is a house right there. So parking isnt the greatest esp if its busy but still doable.

hiking
8 months ago

An easy and quick hike with a spectacular waterfall. The area looks like something you’d see in a fairytale.

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