Eagle Glacier Trail

Eagle Glacier 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 Eagle Glacier Trail Juneau’s Glacial View Paradise Google Map Directions Eagle Glacier Trail often earns a rough reputation for a long 7 mile mud slogging swamp of a trail. Nothing that a good pair of Tufs can’t handle with very little elevation gain, the trail mostly follows the floodplain of the Eagle River. There are boardwalks covering many parts of the trail, but the amount of water and mud found on this trail makes upkeep difficult. Roots and nurse logs make up the mass majority of this trail during the summer, but by time winter rolls around the trail becomes much easier to ski or snowshoe. If you choose to brave the slick boards and mud, you will be rewarded with one of our favorite cabin spots. The silted eagle lake in front provides spectacular reflections of the massive granite bowl of surging waterfalls with Eagle Glacier at the end. From the cabin, Eagle Glacier is only another 2 miles...
Perseverance Trail

Perseverance 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 Perseverance Trail Juneau’s Downtown Escape Google Map Directions Perseverance is by far Juneau’s most popular downtown local trail. With connections to the Flume trail, Granite Creek, Silver Bow Ruins, Gold Falls, The Glory Hole, Red Mill, Mt. Juneau, and Mt. Roberts it is no wonder. From thick forest to raw high steep valley walls down to Gold Creek, Persy, as the locals say, is a highly stimulating trail just steps from the edge of town. Basin Creek road can be taken up to the main trail head, but is also an enjoyable start to the whole trail system. Persy was the first road in Alaska and was built following a Tlingit goat hunting path and used to reach the main mining basin. The old road has been made into a well maintained wide path for the first couple miles before turning into a single track along sections that run along the cliff next to the creek and opens...
Granite Creek Trail

Granite Creek 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 Granite Creek Trail Juneau’s Magnificent Granite Bowl Google Map Directions This thunderous creek can make the trail difficult through much of the year with eroding trails, tough snow, avalanches, mudslides, and a tough climb, but this little trail is a great entrance into the Juneau Cirque. It can be used to connect up to the ridge, or simply as a day trip to admire the granite walls and waterfalls. The Granite Creek Trail, starting 2 miles in on the Perseverance Trail, climbs 1,200 feet over 1 1/2 miles to an incredible alpine basin. After switchbacking quickly up and away from the Perseverance valley the trail follows Granite Creek from there up and over two water falls before leveling out in the basin. From the basin, there are two trails that are mildly worn by foot traffic and several less worn paths. The first of the two is seen on the east side of the basin right as you...
Nugget Falls

Nugget Falls

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  Nugget Falls Feel Juneau’s Iconic Waterfall   Google Map Directions When friends arrive by air or sea, Nugget Falls is often the first trail we take them to see. The flat ¾ mile trail is an engaging glimpse into what Juneau has to offer. While this can feel like a bustling big city street during peak summer, it is often clear in the early mornings and late evenings perfect for painting and photography. The trail branches off in front of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors center and skirts the lake. Several little creeks along the way can form beautiful little pools that create great wildlife hot spots. The young budding forest is full of Sitka alder, black cottonwoods, and several species of willow. This is a popular highway for porcupine, beaver, and red squirrels in the early spring and late fall. While this is a spectacular bird watching area, it is a sensitive nesting area, especially for Arctic terns. The...
Moraine Ecology Trail

Moraine Ecology 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 Moraine Ecology Trail Juneau’s Best Salmon Viewing Google Map Directions The Moraine Ecology trail is a short mile long trail that offers beautiful views of the Mendenhall lake and glacier. The easiest access is from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center parking lot where a series of boardwalk platforms lead from the Steep Creek viewing area onto the gravel trail. There are many little cut-offs and spur trails, but please try to stay on the main path as the area is very delicate, especially the black crust along the silty moraine. Since the area has not been out from under the ice for very long, these ecosystems are incredibly susceptible to foot traffic.There are many areas where moss has been beaten down and the microbial black soil has been destroyed. These plants are hardy but none are strong enough to hold up to the heavy traffic this trail sees. This area has a rich diversity of mossy forest floor,...