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Mount Roberts Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 3,733 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Rocky

Snow

Waypoints (1)
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    Brother Browns Cross

    58.29577, -134.38145

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Recordings (141)
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Gwen Lockwood
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Hiking

Definitely a fun hike! The trail is a pretty steep climb, but the views are spread out and are awesome. A lot of people just hike to where the trail intersects with Mount Roberts Tramway. The team will give you a free ride down. After the tram there are quite a few trails that you can take but this trail leads to the peak. There are beautiful views once you get out of the trees, there is tons of wildlife and plants. Gastineau Peak is the first peak you come too, but the trail keeps going to Roberts.

Bryce Metro
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Eric Bleicher
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Hiking

Great trail, and definitely a grinder if you go all the way. Payoffs start around 700’ with partial views, and then really open up once you get to the tram. There is a big spruce down over the trail at 850’ but it’s pretty manageable to get around. Also, still too early to get to gastineau or roberts - there are cornices ready to fall and a really sketchy trip through packed snow to even get over at the cutoff right now. Gold Ridge is fully accessible though. Either way, definitely will be back.

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Jessica Michelle
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Hiking

One of my all-time favorite Trails. The views are amazing .

David LaVallee
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HikingMuddy

Amazing hike. Only made it to the cross before running out of steam but the views were amazing.

Teela Crecelius
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HikingMuddyRocky

We loved this trail. The first half is well shaded and more rainforest-like with mud and exposed tree roots. It was slippery in places, especially climbing over rocks. The top half is very rocky and no shade; we got a mild sunburn in September. There were amazing views the entire way. It was somewhat crowded just above the tram area from people who rode the tram up but we only met only 1 hiker on the climb up to the tram and once the crowd thinned back out, only 2 towards the top. One hiker we met at the top encountered a couple of bears but we saw none. The trail fools you...you keep thinking you see the top up ahead but once you get to that point you can see you have quite a ways to go. Don’t give up - the view at the peak is soo worth it!!

Colin D
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Hiking

Another trail we did for our Honeymoon. We weren't expecting a hike that day but after the 19th Juneau tourism shop we wanted a change of pass. did a quick Google and found the trailhead to be just outside of town. Was a wonderful hike. Very steep and it's almost as the whole trail is made up of tree roots and wood. Very beautiful but absolutely watch your footing.

Brian Doege
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Hiking

this trail is awesome!! first 2km in the forest, you then hit the tram and its a bit crowded but once you get up on the ridge its pretty amazing! the whole trail to Roberts Peak and back is 16km with 1412 meters of climbing

Kelsie Smith
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Hiking

Beautiful, luscious forest trail. From viewpoints along the way we were able to spot bald eagles flying. The trail is quite steep, but there are plenty of places to take a rest. Trail is well maintained and safe If you only want to go up about half way, then you can take the tram back down for free by purchasing $10 worth of items from the tram gift shop. Awesome views of the waterway all the way down on the tram

Oliver Weikert
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HikingBugsScramble

A trail with variety: forest, vistas (and even a stop for coffee with the tramline! It is very strenuous but not impossible! There is a peak before mount roberts to conquer which can take one by surprise, but the views and accomplishment is worth it!

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Dolores Van Bourgondien
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Omg totally awesome and stable for this 50 plus person - terrifies of heights and only one area that was frightening ! Fabulous views and can’t beat the Chowder, wine and views from the top !

Grace Park
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HikingMuddy

Pretty easy trail if you’re fit! Good amount of switchbacks and pretty muddy at some points! Took plenty of breaks and took it easy coming up.

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Rik van Soest
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HikingRocky

Was a great view at the end very rewarding some gold in the valley as far as we got told and could see. and beautiful view over the water.

Veronica Sparks
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Hiking

Pretty spectacular views of Juneau and the inner passage. Option to take the tram part way up or down.

Lindsay Ferrin
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Hiking

Such a great hike! It’s shaded for the majority of the hike. Lots of switchbacks and crossing through tree roots. Not too tough, I’d definitely do it again.

Michalis Schinas
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Helen Blocker
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Hiking

This was a great trail. Definitely kicked my butt. I’m not in great shape, so it took me about 1 1/2 hours to get to the top. I had to stop many times to catch my breath and wipe the sweat off. Lol. I was passed by numerous times by older more active couples but all were encouraging to help motivate me to get to the top. I enjoyed a wonderful healthy lunch of Salmon and grilled veggies with a beautiful view and a good friend as company. We rode the tram back down. I hope to hike this again and get more pictures when I’m in better shape.

Sunarto Sunarto
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HikingMuddy

great trail near downtown

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Charish User
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