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.

nice trail. not to difficult. I was a little bummed out when we reached the creek/river (that is the start of nugget falls) and that there was no access to view the falls. We really didn't get to see the glacier till the very end of the loop (started opposite of the visitor center). AJ falls was stunning! The stairs were kinda neat. the forest was amazing. Vistas were few. I give this trail a 5 out of 10.

hiking
1 month ago

well maitained trail, saw several bikers using it as well. Trail ends a a river that does not offer much view of the galcier. Better veiw is just before the end of trail. There is way to get to the glacier, but we did not have time to make it to tgr glacier.

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve never seen so much moss and rich green-ness ! Stunning. The hike did not give view of top of the Falls but it does trail close to the top and you can hear the roar of the water. There are a series of steep switchbacks and a bunch of stairs (over 100) — for that reason, I would rate this moderate. Took us about 2 hours (we went pretty quickly ).

A very easy hike! Took around 2 hrs. Pretty waterfall!!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice gentle climb, beautiful valley, and
the waterfall and river were fantastic. we only went 2 miles in, but it was just the ticket.

hiking
2 months ago

We booked this hike as a cruise ship excursion and it did NOT disappoint. Our guide, Lilli with Gastineau Guiding, provided information on the plant life along the trail as well as historical knowledge of the area. We had incredible views of the glacier and hiked past several waterfalls. One of the best parts of the hike was a hidden trail that showcased rusted ruins from a failed hydro power plant. It's a great half-day hike, with several very steep inclines.

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
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

nice easy trail, well maintained and some great views

Friday, July 28, 2017

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

Sunday, July 09, 2017

beautiful views the entire way

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

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.

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