Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

Not a difficult trail at all.. good day hike.

the trail itself is definitely not difficult. the whole time basically from the cutoff of Sprawling Meadows Trail you are confined to "board walking" the whole Trail is covered in marshes and muskegs. the trail has a slight incline throughout but nothing difficult. The cabin is beautiful has a great lookout to the water on a clear day. didn't see any wildlife but lots of markings. I only gave it to stars because you're walking on boards the whole time.

nice and easy very well trafficked and definitely not hard, a nice trail for a rainy day (as long as you're wearing waterproof shoes)

Beautiful trail with plenty of great views for photos. Trail is mostly all 2x4 boards that are put together to create steps. Make sure you are ready for tons of stairs. Going done is rough due to the boards but the cabin and view from the top is worth it. Went during dry spell and 74 degrees outside but could tell that the trail would be slippery if it wasn’t for the boards. Reached cabin in 1hr 15mins which was perfect.

buddy rented the cabin and it was rad, beautiful sunset and sunrise

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.

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10 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.

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

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

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

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.

on Dan Moller Cabin Trail

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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.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

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

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