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Best free activity we did in Alaska.

We stopped off here after being tipped off about this on cruise critic. What an unexpected treat... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
joni t
small but nice

the sign for this falls is hard to see. there are private property around and its ok look around... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
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Aug 9, 2018
“Best free activity we did in Alaska.”
Aug 21, 2017
“small but nice”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Knik River Road, Palmer, AK
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We stopped off here after being tipped off about this on cruise critic. What an unexpected treat! We were the only 2 there and we explored for about 15 minutes. We really could have spent more time here. It was so pretty and peaceful. This...More

Thank joni t
Reviewed 22 August 2017

the sign for this falls is hard to see. there are private property around and its ok look around . its off the main street. Only small car can park near by. We had an RV and parked on the street and walked toward the...More

Thank CoffeeMust
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The falls are a very short walk up a flight hill. There is quite a bit of foliage which obscures some of the falls. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

Thank MountainlakeGirl
Reviewed 8 December 2016

On a clear day this trail offers spectacular views of the Knik Glacier and surrounding Chugach mountains. Definitely worth the effort, but it is a steep climb and it takes 4 to 6 hours for most people to get above tree line. The trail is...More

2  Thank Alaska_Explorer
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Driving and sightseeing the Knick river road and the Old Glen hwy along the Knik river. A very short distance from the Knik river bridge is Pioneer falls, tucked away in the hillside but visible from the road (at a slow pace). Car park is...More

2  Thank cagatravel
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Just off the road and an easy hike to the falls. We lived here for years before I discovered this jem. Perfect photo op. There's a trail you can take to get closer to the falls as well as higher on the hill.

1  Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A nice waterfall, but more pleasant than awe-inspiring. Be sure to keep going down the road for beautiful glacier views!

Thank CaseyRoyal
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Nice assortment of fungus, monkshood and ferns. Careful of the yellow jackets, as there were many along the trail.

2  Thank juliethegardener
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Beautiful falls very close to the parking lot. You can see it well from the bottom or climb up a little for better views. Quick stop & doesn't seem to be very well known.

Thank geepear
Reviewed 7 July 2016

A very beautiful waterfall just about 1 mile from Old Glen Hwy on East Knik River Road. There is a small wood sign that arrows you to turn stating Pioneer Falls, but there is a mailbox by the dirt road and you think it is...More

1  Thank Cynthia W
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Gail H
29 July 2018|
Response from dragginfly2 |
Reindeer farm looks like the best stop.