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Thunderbird Falls Walk

0.8 mile trail near Eklutna, Alaska
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 0.8 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
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Overview :  Thunderbird Falls is about 0.8 miles long and located near Eklutna, Alaska. The trail is great for walking and normally takes 1 hour... more »


The trail is very well maintained and is a very popular destination.  It is an easy trail to hike in terms of difficulty, landscaped with boardwalks,hand rails, and view points.  The trail follows a general path and then splits off to a Creek accessible trail or straight ahead to get a balcony view of Thunderbird Falls. There is the occasional opportunity to explore and capture additional views of Eklutna River, however it is not encouraged as it can be dangerous in some areas.  
If you are looking to get close to the falls the Creekside trail is the way to go.  First you traverse down and then follow the creek to the base of the falls.  

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Tips:  There are many different types of patrons on this trail, of all ages and fitness levels.  Dogs are permitted on-leash.  It... more »

Bug protection is recommended depending on time of year and weather.  
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Points of Interest

1. Eklutna River

2. Beware of steep cliffs

When travelling with dogs or children it is best to stay on the trail. Although there are numerous small paths that yield better views of the river they are also very dangerous

3. Minor View

4. Daunting View of Eklutna River

5. Surrounding Peaks

6. Eklutna River

7. Thunderbird Falls

View from balcony