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Thunderbird Falls, Anchorage
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  • Falls were small due to lack of rain and you can't get close to them unless you go in the stream. Great overlook tho and nice views from the path. Nice mile hike. 
  • There were three of us (all young 20s) who went for a quick morning hike at Thunderbird Falls in November. One thing I wish we would have known before is that the main trail is all ice in the winter. ...  more »
  • This is a short mile hike to the top of the waterfall. If you want to go to the bottom it is a bit farther. The trail is a bit of an uphill climb but fairly easy. The waterfall is nice. 
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  • This is a great quick hike to a beautiful waterfall. Its a mile in and a mile out. Not too strenuous, but a few decent little hills. The lookout has a great view of the falls, or you can hike down to the river.
  • It's beautiful here. I took my daughter here to practice her driving skills.
  • "Quick hike" and "easy stroll" are not how I would discribe this, but it pretty. If you usually an active person, this is a bit tiring. But the waterfall at the top is awesome. There is a fee box to pay there, but they do a great job of maintaining the trail, and bridges.
  • Thunderbird falls is a nice short hike, while the trail can get a bit steep at some places, it is well taken care of. However, as others have said, it is on a cliff and while there is a buffer for most of the trail, at one point it disappears and you're walking next to a cliff. When the trail splits, the left path goes to the creek and the right trail goes to a viewing deck that has a great opportunity for photos. and for you pokemon go people, there are three stops and two gyms
  • Not a bad hike right off the highway, but don't expect the waterfall to be spectacular. The trail is in good shape. Keep small children close, there are steep drops right off the trail. There is an upper viewing platform and an optional trail to walk down closer to the base of the waterfall. Bring your bug spray. If you don't mind driving a bit further, I would recommend Eklutna Lake for better scenery.