Mount Roberts Trail

HARD 86 reviews

Mount Roberts Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,733 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

1 day ago

views can't be beat

hiking
21 days ago

Started at Basin and got all the way to Gastineau Peak. It is a very well maintained and highly populated trail considering you will run into many tourists. If you stop at the tram, great job! But you’re really missing out if you don’t at least get up on the ridge line! It gets pretty rocky after you pass the cross toward the ridge, but there were many tourists walking in running shoes and even Converse who still made it close. As always, I recommend going on a clear day so you can see the views from up top! Next time I’ll head another mile or so past Gastineau to Mt. Roberts Peak!

hiking
1 month ago

Make sure to have your poles. Trail was muddy and slippery.

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging hike that rewards you with fantastic views and snow toward the end to help you cool off after some hard work. Hiked it dry but can see how mud would make it much more difficult. Lots of dogs on the trail, and if a cruise ship is in town, lots of people coming down from the tram station on the first half of the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This is as described and may want to reconsider with small children(

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic day, amazing conditions and views for miles!

hiking
1 month ago

Some muddy spots, great views and awesome workout

1 month ago

This trail is amazing! We went on a Monday in late June and the cruise ships from Seattle had just come in, so it was busy around the tram station, but there was almost nobody once we passed the cross on the way to Mount Roberts, and very few people in between the trailhead and the tram station.

From the trailhead it’s 2.5 miles of all uphill to the tram station, and then 3 miles almost all uphill to Mount Roberts. We nearly made it to the top of Mount Roberts, but we couldn’t quite get all the way there because there was too much snow. But the views were totally worth it, especially from the top of Mount Gastineau (the peak right before Roberts). Definitely worth the trek, although lots of hard work!

hiking
2 months ago

I love this hike! Up the steps from the end of town, through a little neighborhood to the trail head.

It is a bit muddy at times. Best done with a good pair of hiking shoes but sneakers work.

Muddy! Beautiful forest, quiet and peaceful. Few outlooks , worth the trek

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail a week ago. It was a good challenge. Trail was fairly well-marked.

I didn't have spikes and I wish I did. From the start, the trail will be very muddy. As you ascend you will walk across alot of ice and then snow and ice/mud. I slipped multiple times on the way down. You can get up and down without spikes, but you will have a more enjoyable/easier time with spikes.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked it a couple weeks ago and was thank full for our spikes. Super hard hike but enjoyed the challenge. Next time we continued on to the cross

hiking
5 months ago

used spikes because of enough ice under snow pack, but didn't need snowshoes. only person on trail, but trail is clear and easy to follow. fun to hike from downtown Juneau to the top of mountain and back to town for a good cocktail afterwards. view from top would be epic if the snowfall and wind came in during the missed of hike.

6 months ago

beautiful.!!!

hiking
6 months ago

Was a lot of fun to do once but I wouldn't do it again unless I wanted the exercise, there's really hardly any views until you get to the top. Worth going once for sure.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Was very foggy and the heavy rain prevented us hitting the peak, but some great views before the fog. Once you pass the Cross the crowds drop to almost nothing.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great hike and the view is amazing. It can be a little muddy when it rains, but still a good hike.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Don't give up when you reach the tram station, keep going til you hit the top!

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

A little over an hour hike from my hotel in downtown to the tram. Not terribly steep but a good uphill hike on the entire trail. I spent $10 (actually a $100) and got a free trip down on the tram.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Hiked to the tram and back. It had been raining ever so slightly that morning, but we decided to hike it anyway. About a quarter of the way up it got suddenly nasty. We kept climbing, convincing ourselves we would simply take the tram back down from the top. After a grueling, cold, and VERY wet hike up the mountain, we find the tram has closed early due to inclement weather! We were already soaked to the bone, but had to other option--we set off back down the hill. Although we were dripping from every square inch of our persons, the hike was a fun experience none the less! I believe it would have been even better experiencing the hike on a dry, sunny afternoon!

Friday, August 05, 2016

A bit slushy but a good trail, especially if you continue past the tram to Gastineau Peak (2 more miles) or Mt. Roberts (3 more miles). Epic views of the Chanel, lots of wildlife. Snow patches even in August but the trail was clear of snow.

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A great alternative to paying the $30+ for the round trip tram ticket. Be prepared for uphill. Went in mid July and there was not much mud on the trail. Spend $10 in the gift shop to get a ride down on the tram!

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pretty awesome, good uphill, lots of flies.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fun stormy rainy day! The trail is steep (you are climbing a mountain, lol) and a bit muddy and slippery but overall not very difficult and a quick hike. Took me one hour and forty-five minutes.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

This trail from the road to the tram doesn't offer much in terms of views and can be very muddy. Also I really don't know why AllTrails labels this easy (using the mobile app); I completed this 4 yrs ago and my memory is that the trail is always on a pretty steep incline. Once you reach the tram the trail opens up and flattens a bit afterwards. So you do get superb views of the channel and Douglas Island at that point.

hiking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

This is a moderately steep and muddy trail from Basin Road up to the top of the Mt. Roberts tram. You can access the trail head off Basin Road just past the wooden bridge. There is an alternate trail head closer to downtown at the end of 6th Street. There are numerous signs that the 6th St. Trailhead is closed, but it gets plenty of use from the locals.
The trail winds up through heavy forest and looks to get plenty of use. I hiked it last on a bright sunny day and it was still very muddy and wet. This trail ends at the tram. The trail beyond the tram is much better. The views of town and the Gastineau Channel are spectacular. There are plenty of wild flowers. The trail continues on for many miles to Gold Ridge, Mt Robets, and beyond. You can ride the tram up or down for $10 each way to skip this trail and get right to the good stuff higher up.

hiking
Sunday, June 08, 2014

Add on at least a mile if you walk to the trailhead from the town center, it's all uphill :) The hike up to the tram on the mt roberts trail was steady up, up, up - but totally doable - and the beautiful surroundings take your mind off of the burning in your thighs. Really a great little hike, I hear that lots of locals run or hike this after work, it's a really enjoyable workout i can see why. Was lucky enough to have beautiful, sunny, 70 degree weather. This hike is a must-do if you able-bodied. ..why take the tram when you can earn your way to the top!

hiking
Friday, October 11, 2013

The trail was fun! It was mildly raining when my Dad and I went, but I highly recommend it anytime. Once you get to the top, the view of Juneau is really quite spectacular and well worth the uphill climb. Cheers!

hiking
Monday, June 18, 2012

Once you've made it past the tram and the tourists, then the real trail begins. Starting with a winding path up to the cross, the trail is fairly easy. From there, it is a steady incline for another hour or so. But after that you reach a fairly flat summit with rolling green hills, and a fork in the trail that leads out to the snowy mountain next door.

Up to the tram, the trail is fairly repetitive, and up. Hiking through trees in juneau, is the same wherever you are, and this trail fits right in. So if you want to hike the Mt. Roberts trail, start at the tram and head up.

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