Nugget Falls

Nugget Creek
Juneau, AK - 99801

Type: Waterfalls
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Nugget Falls, also known as Nugget Creek Falls or simply Mendenhall Glacier Falls, is a stunning waterfall located near Juneau, Alaska, within the Tongass National Forest and adjacent to the Mendenhall Glacier. This majestic waterfall is one of the most iconic and accessible natural attractions in the Juneau area, drawing visitors from around the world to witness its beauty.

One of the main attractions of Nugget Falls is its impressive size and scenic setting. The waterfall cascades down from the mountainside into Mendenhall Lake below, with a height of approximately 377 feet (115 meters). Visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the waterfall from various vantage points along the lakeshore or by hiking to the base of the falls via a short, well-maintained trail.

In addition to its natural beauty, Nugget Falls offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the dynamic forces of nature at work in the Alaskan wilderness. The waterfall is fed by Nugget Creek, which originates from the melting waters of the Mendenhall Glacier. Visitors can witness the powerful rush of water as it flows from the glacier to the lake below, providing a dramatic and awe-inspiring spectacle that highlights the interconnectedness of ice, water, and land in this glacial landscape.

Nugget Falls is a popular destination for hikers, photographers, and nature lovers seeking to explore the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. The waterfall is easily accessible via a short hike from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, making it an ideal stop for visitors of all ages and abilities. Whether you're admiring the waterfall from a distance or feeling its mist on your face up close, Nugget Falls offers a memorable and enchanting experience that celebrates the natural wonders of Alaska's wilderness.

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