Alaska July 03, 2019
Take This Easy Little Hobbit’s Trail To A Secret Waterfall
Alaska has some incredible places, and the southeast often looks like it sprung out of a fairy tale! With trails of all lengths and sizes, one that packs such whimsy and beauty is a rare treat! If you’re headed out to Ketchikan, make sure to check out the easy and idyllic Lunch Falls Trail.
The Lunch Falls Trail is a gorgeous little hike outside of Ketchikan, Alaska.
The trail is located within the Settlers Cove State Recreation Site. It’s an easy drive from Ketchikan on the Tongass Highway.
The path parallels the stunning beach for a short while in the beginning.
The well-groomed hike is an easy .8 mile loop that begins as a wide, gravel path. It quickly transforms into a hobbit’s dream after a bridge over Lunch Falls Creek.
This trail then begins to look like it popped out of a child’s storybook!
After the bridge is a gorgeous little loop that ends back at the creek. From this point forward, the path is primarily a series of boardwalks and steps.
The construction of the trail makes it incredibly accessible.
This is the perfect trail for people of all skills and ages. Children will especially love the trail as it is short and very easy to complete, with plenty to look at.
In fact, many people make the trip to this area solely for the berry picking!
Bring along your bucket in season and you can expect to find salmonberry, blueberry, and huckleberry bushes. They are right off the trail and easy to spot!
The temperate rainforest makes this a lovely trail to hike when it’s very warm out.
But do bring the bug spray! Long pants and sturdy hiking boots will help with any muddy sections or loose tree limbs.
This trail is a must-do on your next stay in Ketchikan!
You can find the trailhead to this enchanting trail at this Address: 18000 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK, 99901. Because it’s a short, beautiful drive from Ketchikan, it’s the perfect afternoon stroll before dinner!
Have you had a chance to take this gorgeous little hobbit’s trail all the way out to the secret waterfall? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!
Headed to Ketchikan? Check out
The Ultimate Lake Life In These Floating Houses In Alaska, a great place to stay in Ketchikan!