On one of the run-off creeks from Achilles Mountain or Twin Peaks Mountain above pours a 100-foot or more waterfall right beside Tongass Highway towards the end of the road. From the shoulder of the road here, you will need to step up a few boulders to gain a full view of the waterfall emptying into a pool, which is 30-feet directly below you. The amount of water that flows over the waterfall can vary from a thunderous gush from the mountain snowmelt in the spring to soothing splashes in the summer, when the volume of water and sound can fluctuate depending on recent rainfall. This waterfall is tucked away into the shade most of the time and sometimes you can feel the icy coolness rippling off of the falls as it generates its own breeze. For those who are more adventurous, to the right is a brief scramble up a small rock cliff to access a primitive trail that begins to hike alongside the falls where you can discover the upper tiers of the complete system of waterfalls that cascade for several hundreds of feet. But the first segment of the falls is the most photogenic and easy to access directly off the road system for those who are out for a nice scenic and relaxing drive.
- 10-mile drive one-way (30 minutes)
- 20-mile drive round-trip (1 hour)