John Muir Recreation Cabin via Winter Trail

HARD 4 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
1545 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).

hiking
5 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.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago