We arrived in Juneau and our friend, Alaska Dad, told us we should use a couple extra hours today
We were greeted near the visitor's center by a bear crossing sign. My son thought that was pretty funny!
The trail to Nugget Falls begins on the paved Photo Point Trail next to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.
Once the Nugget Falls Trail branches off on it's own, the trail turns to gravel and the natural area of the flats skirting Mendenhall Lake draw a hiker in.
About a mile later, the trail opens up to the base of Nugget Falls and a closer view of Mendenhall Glacier.
The spray of the waterfall is chilly of course. This is Alaska, after all.
Back up the trail again, a couple of side "trails" lead to some pretty good views as well. As you can see, the base of Nugget Falls can get pretty busy.
I don't think my kids minded. My kids are so cheesy.
Such a fun and quick hike!
What to bring: layered clothing, rain gear, a camera
Length of hike: 2 miles, rountrip