Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Well worth the planning to get here! We also saw Cinnamon black bear just outside the glacier! He caught a salmon right in FRONT of us!!

Love to take my dogs here and enjoy the views

This was a great trail beautiful green moss everywhere. I think it should be rated moderate. It could just be me though, my knees are kinda bothering me after this hike

Beautiful hike. Not as scenic as West Glacier Trail, but definitely worth it. We even crossed paths with a wolf! Take the short trail to Nugget Falls. Spectacular!

trail running
6 months ago

I have hiked/run this trail for 30+ years. Relaxing and a good workout.

hiking
8 months ago

My favorite....

Gorgeous trail. Levels off real fast

Beautiful trail, not difficult. We hiked to the unfortunately named Glory Hole, which was disappointing. Some lovely alpine and waterfall views along the way made it worthwhile. 16km hike in total (started in Juneau proper).

hiking
9 months ago

nice easy trail, well maintained and some great views

Great trail for all levels. Side trails to increase difficulty.

Be sure and not park in town but drive up to trailhead.

beautiful views the entire way

hiking
11 months ago

May 2017. The mileage is around 13miles round trip if you go all the way to the glacier. most trail guides only include the flat maintained trail to the washout. From the end of this easy trail (can bike on a town bike) you can see the glacier at a distance. if you want to get all the way to the ice, walk until the river meets the hillside and find a primitive trail marked by a single cairn and a orange tape on the brush. Follow this trail up and over the ridge. do not cross the river! once you get closer to the glacier, go along the left mountainside, left of the river. Once you get on this side it is a bushwack on a heavily over grown trail. Then you must cross steep rock slide areas to reach the glacier. once you get to the ice you'll need crampons to walk on it (it starts out steep). The biggest hazard on this route is steep/loose/slippery rock and difficult route finding. go prepared and have fun.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

First stretch is not much fun with direct sun and no views but it is worth every second to take the whole trail! Amazing waterfalls and river views and the scenery at the end makes it all worthwhile. Still quite a bit of snow at the very end of the trail but still passable.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful scenery and decent hike. The views of the river are limited but what you can see is breathtaking.

hiking
Friday, April 28, 2017

July 2016. Beautiful and moderately challenging. There was quite a bit of climbing, but the weather and views were amazing. Salmon was just starting to run and we saw a bear!

hiking
Friday, October 14, 2016

Beautiful easy hike, lot's of options and well defined trails. I enjoyed the history of the trail too.

backpacking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

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

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great walk with plenty of steps up.

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Amazing hike. Nice, well maintained trail.

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Did this hike in Aug of '15 on a cruise. It was absolutely breathtaking and I enjoyed every second of it. Definitely want to return to Alaska for more difficult trails :)

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

Good easy hike, took our time.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Really lovely hike, not too strenuous. Lots of great scenery and little side hikes as well. Also did the Mount Juneau Trail (in five hours!) which was stunning and very rewarding.

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Easy trail, mostly through the woods. The last section to the glacier was flooded and inaccessible as of 7/03/16.

Worth the hike regardless.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

❤️❤️❤️

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Great, easy hike up Gold Creek. Starts with easy access from Basin Road. Well maintained trail but not wheelchair or stroller friendly. Can be fairly busy on weekends. Branches to Mt. Juneau Trail or Granite Creek Trail make a longer, more difficult day hike.

walking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Great trail for birdwatching. Fantastic views of North Douglas Island and the Mendenhall Glacier. Wheelchair accessible and kid/dog-friendly. What a great way to take advantage of the long Alaska summer days.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Relaxing on a cool drizzling day. So beautiful I forgot to take extra photos

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beautiful! We caught a rare sunny weekend , even got a sunburn in Juneau , which is as rare as Unicorns.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A great hike with beautiful scenery. Keep your eyes on the woods and you might find some old mining ruins.

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