Thunder Bird Falls

Palmer, Alaska

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A pleasant outing for families with small children, this easy trail leads through woods to a rushing stream and a view of a pretty waterfall. Although snow patches may linger deep in the gorge near the falls well into May, the walk is good any time snow cover permits. Under birch trees, the forest floor is laced with wild roses and ferns. Along the trail, children can learn to recognize and stay away from devil’s club, a prickly, large-leafed shrub up to 6 feet tall.

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"A pleasant outing for families with small children, this easy trail leads through woods to a rushing stream and a view of a pretty waterfall. Although snow patches may linger deep in the gorge near the falls well into May, the walk is good any time snow cover permits.

Under birch trees, the forest floor is laced with wild roses and ferns. Along the trail, children can learn to recognize and stay away from devil’s club, a prickly, large-leafed shrub up to 6 feet tall."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Palmer
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 330 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Apr-Oct
Local Contacts: Chugach State Park
Local Maps: USGS Anchorage B7 NE
Driving Directions: Directions to Thunder Bird Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

9/8/2009
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We've done this trail several times with our two boys (ages 3, 7) and dog and its just an easy, pleasant, beautiful hike. If you're ok with getting your feet a little wet you can get right in front of the falls too. My first recommendation for families wanting to go on a pretty decent hike with families.



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May 2018