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Nugget Falls

Mendenhall trail, Juneau, AK
+1 907-789-0097
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“short hike” (42 reviews)
Mendenhall trail, Juneau, AK
+1 907-789-0097
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nugget Falls is a great bonus as you hike to Mendenhall Glacier. This is an impressive set of falls and well worth the short hike from the parking lot. While the access trail can be crowded, especially on cruise boat days, there is ample space...More

Thank LeAnna O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So worth the hike to get close to the falls! Easy , well kept path. You can also get better views & pictures of the Mendenhall Glacier.

Thank Melisa F
Reviewed 3 days ago

provides a nice contrast to the glacier next it it. Really a large falls. Wonderful for photo ops. worth the trail to see up close. even if you don't, you can get some wonderful views from afar..

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 4 days ago

See our review for Mendanhall Glacier - you must walk to Nugget Falls from the Glacier Visitor Centre - an easy walk and just amazing view of the glacier and falls in same photo opportunity. We took the local bus from our cruise ship for...More

1  Thank Tripmode33
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed following the trail to Nugget Falls! There were dozens of photo opportunities along the way.

Thank mmblum17
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the nice one mile hike to the falls and glacier area. The hour our tour group allotted was not enough time to take the other shorter hike (where others in our group saw bears). We also did not have enough time to visit...More

Thank drwatson32
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plenty of energy in this fall when we were there. Nice walk out to the base and you can take East Glacier walk to the top edge. This is an easy walk worth taking. Watch out for bears!

Thank LouieMcGoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited these falls up close, hiking out from the Mendenhall museum, which is about a 2 mile hike on a nice, we maintained path. It's chilly as you get closer to the falls so make sure you take a scarf, hat, or something to...More

Thank bonitadc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located by the Mendanhall Glacier, Nugget Falls is an easy 15 minute walk from parking lot and bus stop. One can walk right up to the base of the falls and feel power.

Thank mikecudgen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the RC shore excursion which included a bus ride here we probably should have just bought the ticket to ride here in town cheaper anyway they gave us a time back it took awhile to walk to the falls I got blisters from...More

Thank dboss101
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We're cruising in on Zaamdam on Aug. 0 2017. How do we get to Nugget Falls? Can we get to Nugget Falls from the Glacier Center or from town?
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.
How did you get to the visitors center, was it part of an excursion or is it close to the pier so you're able to walk?
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
about how much was a taxi to the glacier.its 30 round trip for the blue bus
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.