|The bottom of Thunderbird Falls.
If one drives across the newly paved bridge at the Eklutna Lake exit off the freeway north of Anchorage, there is a nicely developed parking lot and restroom at the trailhead of Thunderbird Falls. We were there on a rainy Saturday morning and the parking lot was nearly full and the trail busy.
I'd hiked that trail before many years ago, and my memory said the trail was only 1/8 mile to the falls, but it is actually 1/2 mile to the canyon overlook, and a mile to the falls overlook. Another little leg of trail heads to the base of the falls. So as hikes go, it is short, with a few big hills but then mostly flat.
|The trail is wide and comfortable walking to Thunderbird Falls after the initial hill
|Boardwalks add to the easy hike