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Nugget Falls

Mendenhall trail, Juneau, AK
+1 907-789-0097
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“visitor center” (119 reviews)
“easy hike” (47 reviews)
“rushing water” (10 reviews)
Mendenhall trail, Juneau, AK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a short walk to this very large water fall, but well worth it. Expect to get wet if you decide to walk to the bottom of the falls. You can get some great pictures showing the amount of water disgorging from the glacier...More

Thank RiversideTed_9
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This walk was great with my grandmother, it was beautiful and easy. There are clearly marked paths and a great visited center. Best way to see the glacier if you don't want a 10 mile hike.

Thank Kassandra E
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I remember when Nugget Waterfall emerged from under the weight of Mendenhall Glacier some 30+ years ago! As a Juneau resident, I walked out there often in all kinds of weather and all 4 seasons. Now when I visit, it's still a favorite place to...More

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Nugget Falls are beautiful and located within easy access to downtown Juneau. I did some stretching and yoga in the area in from of the falls. Many people have stacked up stones, creating wonderful images, along with the beauty of nature! Gorgeous!

Thank Blair_Murphy
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We walked down the trail and got to see this beautiful waterfall from up close. We could fee the spray on our skin! Very cool experience!

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Amazing to experience standing below the falls, feeling the mist, hearing the power. The ENTIRE family enjoyed it!

Thank Sherri L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The falls are a 20 minute walk from the Visitor's Center Once there, the sound of the water falling with the spray in your face is truly refreshing. The area is easy to navigate and does not require any special hiking skills. Should bring you...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

At the end of the trail you get two bangs for your walking buck. Nugget Falls and a close up of the Glacier. You can walk right up to the falls so if you are carrying camera gear remember there is spray in the air...More

Thank smipau
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is only a short walk from the visitors center and easy for most people. Keep your eyes open to see some of the local wide life. We did a black bear going for a morning walk. So much water flowing over that it was...More

Thank margaret c
Reviewed 11 October 2017

An easy hike of approximately 45 minutes round trip. Slightly hilly but paved wide walkways. Nuggets Falls is huge waterfall next to the glacier. You stand on the beach at the bottom of the Falls and enjoy the immensity and power of nature. Great photo...More

1  Thank pmeskell2017
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Trina M | Reviewed this property |
From the glacier welcome center, it is a short walk. It is next to the glacier.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Beentheredonethat777 | Reviewed this property |
You'll need some type of transportation, be it taxi, shuttle, rental car, or excursion to get to Mendenhall Glacier where Nugget Falls is. I recommend renting a car. For our party it was actually cheaper, plus we could do... More
candace g
9 February 2017|
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Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
The local bus goes right from the dock, frequent and inexpensive. Taxi rides are good too, had 1 driver do a mini tour for about $50 of the area, lots of fun.