By the time I finished work today it was getting late but I drove north past Eagle River to Thunderbird Falls anyway. This is one of those highly developed and short trails that attracts tourists. Since it was raining I didn't think there would be much of a crowd out there, but I was wrong! I ran into about a dozen people on the two mile round trip. That just about equals the number of people I’ve come across on all my previous hikes in Alaska put together! Summer in Alaska isn't all good!
The trail is relatively flat, a good first hike to get your feet under you, as it climbs along Thunderbird Creek to a falls overlook with a side trail going down to the base of the falls