John Muir Recreation Cabin via Winter Trail

HARD 9 reviews

John Muir Recreation Cabin via Winter Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,545 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

snow

Start on the Spaulding Trail, which begins at the parking area to the right just off Glacier Highway, mile 12.3 (past the Auke Bay Post Office on the left and before Waydelich Creek).

9 days ago

Not a difficult trail at all.. good day hike.

13 days ago

the trail itself is definitely not difficult. the whole time basically from the cutoff of Sprawling Meadows Trail you are confined to "board walking" the whole Trail is covered in marshes and muskegs. the trail has a slight incline throughout but nothing difficult. The cabin is beautiful has a great lookout to the water on a clear day. didn't see any wildlife but lots of markings. I only gave it to stars because you're walking on boards the whole time.

1 month ago

nice and easy very well trafficked and definitely not hard, a nice trail for a rainy day (as long as you're wearing waterproof shoes)

1 month ago

buddy rented the cabin and it was rad, beautiful sunset and sunrise

hiking
9 months ago

I wouldn’t consider this trail “hard” as indicated. It’s a slow and steady climb that’s not arduous at all. I’d much rather do this trail in the winter than late spring/summer/fall because of all the boards you have to walk on to stay off the marsh. Boards will be wet so consider bringing traction of some sort. Great for snowshoes after a fresh snowfall or skis. The trail opens up to meadows a number of times leading to decent views. Make the loop to/from Auke Nu/Spaulding Meadows to make it a little longer.

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Saturday, August 05, 2017

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Thursday, May 25, 2017