Trail of Time

Trail of Time

Trails Home By Location Downtown Blackerby Ridge Trail Gold Creek Flume Trail Granite Creek Trail Mt. Juneau Trail Mt. Roberts Trail Perseverance Trail Point Bishop Trail Salmon Creek Trail Sheep Creek Trail Douglas Island Dan Moller Trail Fish Creek Trail Mount Bradley (Jumbo) Rainforest Trail Treadwell Ditch Trail Mendenhall Valley Auke Lake Trail East Glacier Trail Mendenhall River Trail Montana Creek Trail Moraine Ecology Trail Nugget Creek Trail Nugget Falls Powerline Trail Spaulding Meadows Trail Trail of Time Thunder Mountain West Glacier Trail / Mt. McGinnis Eagle Beach Region Boy Scout Beach Trail Eagle Beach Eagle Glacier Trail Herbert Glacier Trail Peterson Lake Windfall Lake Trail Point Bridget Point Bridget Trail Trail of Time Step Away From the Glacier’s Summer Madness Google Map Directions Pros: Excellent trail for seeing vibrant rainforest away from the tourist crowd. Black bears and salmon are often seen from this trail in the summer months. Cons: No food or flavored drinks are allowed on the trail due to bear activity. Only bring water. Distance: 0.75 miles around the loop. Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain: Nearly flat with only a couple hills, the highest being around 75 feet of gain. Trail Type: Loop Camping: None Congestion: Moderate Trail Condition: Well maintained dirt and gravel trail. Some parts are paved near the visitor center. Parking: Abundant parking, however, large demand for it in the summer. Best parking is just after the tour bus parking lot. This short three quarter mile trail packs a lot in a short distance. With markers of the passing glacial history, there is plenty to dig into for walkers of all ages. The trail also crosses over Steep Creek at...
Eagle Beach

Eagle Beach

Home Juneau Excursions Forest & Falls Private Tour Glacier Adventure Hike Walking Tour FAQs Trail Guide Blog About About Meet The Guides Contact Eagle Beach State Recreation Area Eagles, Sea Birds, and Tidal Marine Life Abound   Google Map Directions Eagle Beach, around Juneau’s mile 27 marker, offers an astounding dynamic environment that can be found few places on earth. With average tides of 16 feet of change, these tidal flats hold many morsels of food for all manner of wild life, especially the bald eagles for which the beach is named. Beach goers of the human variety often wade out in their tufs to find clams, sea peaches, crabs, and many other delights. Low tide opens up around a quarter mile out to the waters edge, but be ware of your way back because the tide creeps in quickly, quietly, and in odd ways. If you aren’t careful, you may just end up swimming back! Beach combing, painting, photography, and picnics are some of the popular activities of Eagle beach although people also kayak, stand up paddle board, and swim, the water can be quite cold and there isn’t an easy place to launch. At high tide there is significantly less beach and the birds tend to retreat into the trees along the waters edge, but there is a 1.5 mile loop above the high tide line that winds along Eagle River and across the beach between sand and beach grasses. The access trail connects with the Yankee Basin and Eagle Glacier trails which offer an exceptional diversity of scene from old growth forest, muskeg, wetlands, river systems, glacial...
West Glacier Trail / Mt. McGinnis

West Glacier Trail / Mt. McGinnis

Trails Home By Location Downtown Blackerby Ridge Trail Gold Creek Flume Trail Granite Creek Trail Mt. Juneau Trail Mt. Roberts Trail Perseverance Trail Point Bishop Trail Salmon Creek Trail Sheep Creek Trail Douglas Island Dan Moller Trail Fish Creek Trail Mount Bradley (Jumbo) Rainforest Trail Treadwell Ditch Trail Mendenhall Valley Auke Lake Trail East Glacier Trail Mendenhall River Trail Montana Creek Trail Moraine Ecology Trail Nugget Creek Trail Nugget Falls Powerline Trail Spaulding Meadows Trail Trail of Time Thunder Mountain West Glacier Trail / Mt. McGinnis Eagle Beach Region Boy Scout Beach Trail Eagle Beach Eagle Glacier Trail Herbert Glacier Trail Peterson Lake Windfall Lake Trail Point Bridget Point Bridget Trail West Glacier / Mt. McGinnis Trail Juneau’s Gateway to Mendenhall Glacier Google Map Directions Pros: Closest trail to see Mendenhall Glacier from. Cons: A steep trail with no switchbacks once you start moving towards Mt. McGinnis Distance: 3 miles to the end of West Glacier. 1.75 mi. to the top of McGinnis. 4.75 miles total (one-way) Difficulty: Moderate to intense Elevation Gain: ~1,000 ft to the end of West Glacier. Approximately 3,200 ft. to the top of McGinnis. The peak elevation of Mt. McGinnis sits at 4,228. Trail Type: There-and-back Congestion: Light Trail: West Glacier maintained. McGinnis infrequently maintained. Parking: Abundant – lot Camping: Tent on McGinnis only It starts out deceiving. West Glacier trail is a little jaunt through the rain forest on a flat winding trail along Mendenhall Lake with a few teaser glimpses to get you warmed up. Then, before you know it, there are stairs, a 350 meter climb and Mendenhall glacier looks almost like it is going to swallow you up before you...
Mt. Juneau Trail

Mt. Juneau Trail

Trails Home By Location Downtown Blackerby Ridge Trail Gold Creek Flume Trail Granite Creek Trail Mt. Juneau Trail Mt. Roberts Trail Perseverance Trail Point Bishop Trail Salmon Creek Trail Sheep Creek Trail Douglas Island Dan Moller Trail Fish Creek Trail Mount Bradley (Jumbo) Rainforest Trail Treadwell Ditch Trail Mendenhall Valley Auke Lake Trail East Glacier Trail Mendenhall River Trail Montana Creek Trail Moraine Ecology Trail Nugget Creek Trail Nugget Falls Powerline Trail Spaulding Meadows Trail Trail of Time Thunder Mountain West Glacier Trail / Mt. McGinnis Eagle Beach Region Boy Scout Beach Trail Eagle Beach Eagle Glacier Trail Herbert Glacier Trail Peterson Lake Windfall Lake Trail Point Bridget Point Bridget Trail Mt. Juneau Trail Juneau’s Best View of Downtown Google Map Directions Pros: Close to downtown Juneau and better maintained than other mountain peak trails. Cons: None Difficulty: Moderate Distance (one-way): ~3 miles depending where you stop Elevation Gain: ~3000 ft. Trail Type: There-and-back Congestion: Light Trail: Mostly maintained Parking: Sufficient Camping: Tent This is the iconic local climb of Juneau. A quick run through town leading into a warmup along Gold Creek, up the Perseverance Valley, and Gold Falls before turning up the mountain. Whacking your way through Salmon Berry bushes, into old spruce, before breaking out above the tree line. This trail is a wonderful taste of the mountains surrounding the town as well as a great gateway to longer trails. The trail is partly switch back with several creek crossings, partly mud slogging, partly rock hopping, and mostly awesome. A favorite among many downtown locals, and the most rewarding short run with a well maintained trail system all the way to the top. With a 3576 foot...
Mount Bradley (Jumbo)

Mount Bradley (Jumbo)

Trails Home By Location Downtown Blackerby Ridge Trail Gold Creek Flume Trail Granite Creek Trail Mt. Juneau Trail Mt. Roberts Trail Perseverance Trail Point Bishop Trail Salmon Creek Trail Sheep Creek Trail Douglas Island Dan Moller Trail Fish Creek Trail Mount Bradley (Jumbo) Rainforest Trail Treadwell Ditch Trail Mendenhall Valley Auke Lake Trail East Glacier Trail Mendenhall River Trail Montana Creek Trail Moraine Ecology Trail Nugget Creek Trail Nugget Falls Powerline Trail Spaulding Meadows Trail Trail of Time Thunder Mountain West Glacier Trail / Mt. McGinnis Eagle Beach Region Boy Scout Beach Trail Eagle Beach Eagle Glacier Trail Herbert Glacier Trail Peterson Lake Windfall Lake Trail Point Bridget Point Bridget Trail Mount Bradley (Jumbo) Douglas Island’s Crown Jewel Google Map Directions Pros: Offers many of the best views of Juneau that most visitors never get to see. Cons: Steep and rough trail. Difficulty: Intense Distance: 2.5 mi. (one-way) Elevation Gain: 3,337 ft. Trail Type: There-and-back Congestion: Light Trail: Infrequently maintained Parking: Limited — Street Camping: Tent While Mount Bradley, more commonly referred to as Mount Jumbo by locals, stands out from anywhere downtown, this trail takes a little bit of determination to find. It is sandwiched between two houses on the 300 block of 5th street in South Douglas. It starts out with an open forest, beautiful bridges, stairs, and boards across streams and muskegs before turning straight up the ridge line. Often intensely rooted and thick mud, the trail makes a quick elevation gain of 3,337 feet over the course of 2.5 miles making it one of the faster, but more intensive trails around. The work you put into this trail is what you get out of it. Rain,...