Alaska February 18, 2019
Take This Easy Trail To An Amazing Series of Waterfalls In Alaska
Alaska is filled with beautiful sights to see! With thousands of waterfalls throughout Alaska, finding an easily accessible one isn’t too hard. Liberty Falls not only stuns with a series of drops for the water to cascade over, but ends up in a gorgeous jade green pool. This is a stunning waterfall trail in Alaska!
If you're in the Copper River Valley, Liberty Falls Recreation Site is a perfect place to stop!
Right off the Edgerton Highway, this little pull out features a campground and waterfall area that is easily accessible. It is also surprisingly quiet and private!
There are over 10 campsites for you to choose from if you'd like to spend the night!
There is both RV and tent camping allowed. There are also plenty of picnic tables, day parking, bathrooms, and of course- a trail out to the falls!
Even the view from the campsite area is stunning.
Walk or drive over the bridge that crosses the falls, and connects the two halves of the campground. As you look toward the falls, the trail begins on your right. Even if you don't enjoy hiking, you can still see some of the falls from the campground!
The trail is a lightly used 2.3 mile out and back walk.
The start of the trail is moderately steep, but it flattens out when you get to the ridge. From the ridge to the falls and lake the trail is flat and easy to navigate.
The trail officially ends at 1.7 miles, but you can go another .25 miles further to the lake on unmaintained trails.
The trees will open up, giving you a great view of the surrounding mountains. The trail is primarily used for hiking, and not many people hike the trail, so you will most likely have it to yourself!
The water in the pools is the color of jade.
Some people have even swum in these pools, as they are deep and refreshing. However, be aware that the water will be very cold! Take the necessary safety precautions.
The water from the falls can rush quickly, and the rocks nearby are slippery.
Please be aware of children both at the end of the trail, and by the campground area. The water is cold, swift, and deep, and can be a danger to small children. It's so beautiful to look at it, it's easy to relax and forget your surroundings!
Liberty Falls Trail is located at Liberty Falls State Recreational Site.
You can find it at Mile 23.5 Edgerton Highway, Chitina, AK 99566. The trail is mostly used for hiking, and the best times of year to hike it are March through November. Overnight fees for tent camping are $5.00, and RV parking is $10.00.
Have you ever made your way out to the Liberty Falls State Recreation Site? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!
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