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Mt. Juneau Trail

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The main trail up Mt. Juneau.


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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

3,565' 1,086 m

High

793' 242 m

Low

2,802' 854 m

Up

42' 13 m

Down

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

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Description

Parking at the end of Basin Road, follow Perseverance Trail for just under a mile. Turn left at the sign for Mt. Juneau Summit. The trail makes a very steep ascent almost straight up through the forest. It is steep and rigorous hiking but no scrambling is required.

Once in the alpine area above tree line, the trail makes some long switchbacks. There is some exposure, but it is mostly just a steep, short trail. Once you reach the summit, views on a sunny day extend to the Chilkats, Lemon Creek Glacier, the ice field, across the town, and down to Admiralty. Paths continue down the ridge for experienced hikers or you can go down the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Mountain goats are almost guaranteed. Occasionally, black bears can also be seen in the alpine area.

Shared By:

Paul Mason with improvements by Joan Pendleton

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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Mt Juneau, almost summer to the top view.
Jun 25, 2018 near Juneau, AK
Lynn Canal is gorgeous looking southeast from the summit of Mt. Juneau.
Jan 13, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Snow-capped peaks east of Juneau provide a welcome view from the summit of Mt. Juneau.
Jan 13, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Auke Bay, northwest of Juneau near Mendenhall Glacier, can be truly stunning from the summit of Mt. Juneau.
Jan 13, 2017 near Juneau, AK
The town of Juneau looks tiny from the summit of Mt. Juneau.
Jan 13, 2017 near Juneau, AK

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Jul 7, 2019
Kwang Hee Chang
Jun 21, 2019
L Schmoobz
Jun 20, 2019
Betsy Waddell
This was, without a doubt, the highlight of my trip to Alaska. From trailhead to top, it took me just over 3 hours, and about half that to get down.
Jun 2, 2019
Jerra Olson
Took us about 2 hours to get to the top from the bridge just outside of town. Good views today with a couple small rain showers. — 2h 00m
Aug 27, 1980
Joan Pendleton