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Nugget Falls

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Address: Mendenhall trail, Juneau, AK
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Arrived Early via Rental Car

We were the first to arrive after picking up a rental car. Took time to enjoy. Spent time in the visitor center after visiting the Glacier and the falls.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristow, Virginia
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Bristow, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the first to arrive after picking up a rental car. Took time to enjoy. Spent time in the visitor center after visiting the Glacier and the falls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This waterfall is lovely whatever the season. Summer can find kids swimming in the glacial pools near the falls, and winter, if the ice is thick enough, folks are skating and skiing on the lake!

1 Thank flygrls
Trujillo, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The transport from the port to the mirardor takes only a few minutes, the view is very beautiful and you have to walk along a path to the waterfall all that makes a beautiful walk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Sitting just to the right of Mendenhall Glacier is Nugget Falls. The amount of water rolling off the mountain was incredible. There is a nice beach-type area so you can get really close. It was cloudy that day, but worth the hike back there.

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Seogwipo, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This short "hike" (1/4 mile?) is flat and paved. It's crawling with tourists by mid-morning, so it's definitely best to go early if you can. You can walk up very close to the base of Nugget Falls and have beautiful views of Mendenhall Glacier, which apparently used to come all the way to the side of the falls, but now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The trail to Nugget Falls is mostly flat and makes for an easy hike. Most take the trail to get closer to the glacier, but the falls are great as well.

1 Thank Ravekid
Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Falls are part of the Mendenhall Glacier hike.You are able to see them quite good even from the Visitor Centre however a short walk down to the lower trail gives you a better , closer look.Probly best to come in the summer months not December as we did but still a great view of everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Need to see this as every traveller love to know more about glaciers. The view is gorgeous with protected wild life. Alaska is awesome

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Visited as part of a cruise excursion. The ability to get right next to the falls makes it worth the hike. It was cold and very rainy the day we visited, but the falls were still awesome. As a bonus, you also get a closer view of Mendenhall glacier. The trail to the falls is not a difficult hike, but... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is just a short walk from the visitor's center and offers a good sense of the SE Alaska terrain. The falls are fun, with lots of spray - and the closer view of the glacier makes it a special treat

Thank polaraubie

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