Rookery Falls is a spectacular waterfall located near Whittier, Alaska. It is one of the most photographed waterfalls in all of the state and can be easy accessed within the Passage Canal by boat within Prince William Sound. The falls are fed by an unnamed stream (feel free to give it your own unique name) that cascades down from snow-covered mountains high above.
Details about Rookery Falls
The stunning beauty of Rookery Falls makes it a popular destination for tourists and locals. Year round you can enjoy the breathtaking views from a few advantage points on the hike up (not a trail) or around some overlooks on nearby Grizzly Hill. However, we do recommend trying to visit this natural wonder during the spring or early summer months when the snow melt amps up the power of the waters and looks like an entire lake is dumping over the cliff side.
Its impressive size and unique shape make it a sight to behold as it plunges over 100 feet into the lake below. There are no trails leading directly to Rookery Falls so visitors should plan on taking their time when exploring this area as there may be some difficult terrain (such as boulder fields) that will need to be crossed before reaching the falls themselves.
Please remember in certain times of the year you will most likely see sightings of bear since they often use these streams for fishing purposes so caution should always be taken when venturing off trail or away from your vehicle.
Directions to Rookery Falls
To get an idea of where this waterfall is located from Juneau, Alaska: Map
From Anchorage: Map
There aren’t really any direct roads that lead to Rookery Falls. The only option is to make your way to the Whittier Harbor where they offer boat tours that take you directly to the waterfall.