Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails near Juneau with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I would not recommend the trail unless you plan to use the cabin. It's not terribly interesting compared to many others in the area.

hiking
6 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.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Up the whole way, I went with still a foot or two of snow on the ground. Kind of more tiring then it had to be, to cabin is awesome and I really enjoyed my experience. Didn't see any wildlife.

backpacking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Lovely mix of meadow, trees and creek to walk through or along. In spring, beware of posthole potential.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The new cabin is beautiful!! Great trail, mostly board walk. Meadows and muskeg and a view at the end.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

About halfway up the maintenance ends on the trail and the eternal bog starts! Just when you think you are out... You sink back in! Steady incline all the way to the summit. Be prepared for a lot of mud, watch your footing as some spots can get very slick. Because of this I suggest that you should be more than a novice hiker or Sunday stroller. The view at the summit is very rewarding. Once in the meadows be on the lookout for trail markers in the forms of ribbons! The trail will disappear and you will stray even if there is a trail!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When you are in Juneau, hiking the trails away from town is well worth it - especially if you can rent a Forrest Service cabin for an overnight. Peterson lake is one of those. I completed this hike in a light rain which lent a great atmosphere. Several spots have blueberries right up to the trail. I filled a hat to share with the camp that night. The cabin on the lake was one of the newest FS cabins when I was there. A dock with an aluminum boat and paddles are available to explore to lake with.

walking
Friday, July 04, 2014

This is a good out and back trail with steady incline on the way out. We walked about 1.5 miles out and got a nice view of Auke Bay before we turned back. The trail is well maintained and the small rivers along the way offer nice nature sounds and little breaks from the intense green of SE Alaska.

on Dan Moller Cabin Trail

hiking
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Was super pleased with the new cabin! It's a great area and I was lucky enough to enjoy some beautiful weather.

hiking
Friday, July 13, 2012

nice trail, through marsh nice and even then steeper the last 1.5 miles.

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camping
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

on Peterson Lake Trail

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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