Getting to the new (2013) trail: from the trailhead go up a rough road for 300 yards to a fork in the road. Take the left fork and go for 3/10s of a mile on a trail shared with ATVs. It deadends in a scenic cul-de-sac. The Eska Falls Trail traverses the south slope of Eska Peak, climbing 1,200 feet in the first three miles.
The hike to the falls can be done in two to three hours. The first half travels through a forest of spruce and aspen and then breaks into tall grasses and willow.
At elevation 1,800 feet, the trail opens into the alpine, offering sweeping views of the Chugach Mountains. In fall, groundcover and foliage carpet the slopes in burnt orange and red leading up to the golden-gray rocks of Eska Peak.
At 2,000 feet the trail heads up a ridge east of the creek. The Eska Falls are worth seeing up close. High volumes of snowmelt tumble down in a cascading white arc.