Montana Creek

HARD 2 reviews

Montana Creek is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a river. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

wildlife

bridge out

snow

The trail leads northwest from the end of Montana Creek Road. There are rockslides and damaged bridges that make this trail extremely hazardous to hike. The trail connects with the Windfall Lake Trail. There are high concentrations of bears in the area in late summer.

11 days ago

pretty trail goes between following the creek and beautiful meadows. the description for the trail as being "difficult"I would argue is not applicable. The bridges and eroded parts of the trail have been restored. The trail is longer than originally posted on this app. From the gun range (where you park) to the end of the road maybe .3 of a mile. About 2 miles of wide (atv width) along the river. About 6.5 miles single track trail after that. it is not clear where Montana Creek Trail ends and Winfall Lake trail starts no signage of any kind. Definitely check out Winfall Lake it's pretty awesome. There's also cabin that is open to the public which is awesome to check out. I did half an hour of canoeing (the cabin had a canoe) and went on to Herbert glacier and back. I did a 20+ mile day. again the difficult rating no longer applys since the trail been restored. It's very flat compared to most trails around. it can get slippery so I would recommend going on a sunny day.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015