Mt. McGinnis Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Mt. McGinnis Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Juneau, Alaska that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

23 days ago

IMPORTANT. DO NOT FOLLOW THAT MAP THAT IS DRAWN ON HERE. You will not even be remotely close to the red line when hiking. I think they had some little kid just draw a squiggly line from point A to point B. Everything else was great. Plan on getting lost a few times. There is no longer a sign at the trailhead so you have to know when to turn left. Flags marking the way are sometimes fallen or unseen. Be sure to look both forward and backward to assure you know where you are going. Also the views on east glacier trail are phenomenal. I realize the people that have mapped it out below know what they are doing. Follow those instead

hiking
9 months ago

West glacier trail is nice and easy with a few nice viewpoints. No jokes about it, this is a long steep hard climb to the top. I was able to see Mt. Fairweather over the Chilkats. I dropped down and had lunch while looking at Mendenhall towers.

11 months ago

camping
Saturday, August 15, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Easy hike through the end of West Glacier Trail, but once you're on Mt. McGinnis Trail, it's trail sniffing. Keep an eye on tape markers for it will help you navigate through the unmarked trail. Awesome views of Mendenhall Glacier and Mendenhall Valley. Dogs are allowed on the trail.

hiking
Wednesday, August 14, 2013