The hike out to Thunderbird Falls provides excellent views into the deep canyon Thunderbird Creek has carved into the surrounding area. Leaving the trailhead, you'll encounter a wide, well-maintained path directly along the canyon's cliff. Following the creek, you'll go further into the forest and find boardwalks and viewing platforms along the hiking trail. When you reach the falls, you'll have an opportunity to travel down to the base of the falls as well as an observation deck above the creek. If you will be traveling in the winter, crampons, ice spikes or walking sticks are highly recommended, as the moderate hills are usually covered in ice sheets from the surrounding drainages, especially at the base of the falls. Overall, this is a short, easy hike that is close to Anchorage, Alaska, and a local favorite for a quick, beautiful walk through the woods.