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I was born and raised in WA and have done plenty of hiking in UT, so I’m no stranger to snowy hikes. That being said, my Anchorage-raised cousin, his pug, and I enjoyed the hike (although I would absolutely love to see the falls without the snow). My only word of caution is that when the snow gets packed down and hard, it can be very slippery. Try walking on the of the trail in order to keep your footing. I would also highly recommend waterproof pants.

Uphill the whole way. Oof. Great views from the top, of course. Did round trip in 6-ish hours, including summiting, visiting shelter, eating lunch, and taking photos.

Nice trail! the last section of boardwalk was all icy & packed down by lots of hikers so it was a bit sketchy.

it's like I'm a kick-ass Billy goat jumping across all the rock formations. Love this trail.

cross country skiing
6 days ago

Great place to ski. Trails are wide and well maintained. The lake trail was awesome. If you come make sure to visit the nature center.

Great afternoon winter walk. We took an hour and a half doing the loop. Pretty busy with fat bikes and cross country skiing but not to the point that it took away from the walk. No animal sightings. I look forward to walking this trail in the spring and summer!

Went there on January, it was snowing a lot, it got pretty hard, but amazing hike

We hiked this trail in July, 2017 and the trail itself is wonderful. It is well maintained and starts at an easy access point just outside of town (Skyline Trailhead). From here, you will follow a well defined trail with log bridges and log stairs as appropriate through many switchbacks up the East side of Mt Ripinski. The temperate rain forest is a delight to experience and very different if you are used to hiking in the lower-48 states. This trail is very accessible for those arriving in Haines for a day visit on a cruise ship although it offers interesting terrain that can satisfy even experienced local hikers. The highlight of the hike is a short southerly path which will take you right to the edge of the Haines Cliffs, which are one of the most readily visible landmarks within a short hike of town. Careful, watch your step on the ledge!

12 days ago

Fantastic, well maintained trail that was truly enjoyable to hike. Fairly highly trafficked so don't expect much privacy. The views are nice. In the summer season, you'll get to watch the flight-seeing planes flying along the valley below you. The trail can be hiked round-trip. If you aren't quite up to this, an easier option would be do a one-way hike and ride the Alyeska Aerial Tram the other way (be sure to check the schedule to see if it is running). If you hike up, the ride down on the Tram is free. Alternatively, pay for the Tram ride up and take the relatively easy hike down.

I loved the trails but a little overwhelming as to which one to go on, they do have maps ect though. Beautiful scenery and quiet, but not too quiet if you're a person hiking solo you'll feel safe.

17 days ago

Nice Easy Hike from Alyeska Resort to the Hand Tram that is (unfortunately) CLOSED IN WINTER.

Wonderful little hike especially for children and dogs ❤️

Wonderful hike

19 days ago

used spikes because of enough ice under snow pack, but didn't need snowshoes. only person on trail, but trail is clear and easy to follow. fun to hike from downtown Juneau to the top of mountain and back to town for a good cocktail afterwards. view from top would be epic if the snowfall and wind came in during the missed of hike.

Beautiful hike with great views of suicide peaks! I see people mountain biking this trail alot also.

I did this hike a couple summers ago. It was a tough hike but was totally worth it especially on a clear day. I did it in late August and a flock of about 30 sandhill cranes flew over top of us as they were heading back south for the winter.

Great for all levels and abilities. Beautiful scenery, well groomed and quiet.

a buddy and I made this climb on 27 Dec 2017. Great hike......I recommend crampons for the decent. The views and silence were amazing.....we also saw some goats near the summit.

Great trail to get a workout on

Great, quick, family friendly hike. Little out of the way to reach but worth it. Trail was maintained and easy to hike even in tennis shoes this time.

My favorite hike

The view is phenomenal. Hike is hard, so it'd be better if one is physically active.
Carry good amount of food and water and avoid hiking in rain if you don't have proper supplies.

My favorite hike ever

1 month ago

Hiked on 2-10-2018 for the first time. Just moved here from GA, no experience with hiking at all. This was our first hike here in Alaska.

It took my boyfriend and I about 3 hours to complete. We brought our 10 month old in the baby backpack. We kept a nice slow pace, pushing through a couple times on the steeper parts. Weather was nice, however the sun was not out this day. Once we got about 100 yards to the summit I decided to hang back on the rocks with baby. Basically 2 options to the summit - fresh deep snow or rock scrambling. I was not comfortable with either. Boyfriend did reach the top. It started snowing and was quite foggy at this point. Still a beautiful experience. We wore our micro spikes for extra traction - not much ice at all. However we found ourselves wishing we had trekking poles. Met 5 pairs of hikers along the way, 3 of those brought their dogs along. It was a great time.

one of my favorites. quick challenging day hike with killer views

1 month ago

don't go in the winter it sucks....everything is groomed for skiing

Simply amazing. Completed on 2-10-18 at the peak of winter! Slight overcast in the morning, but a great day weather-wise. After you make it to the rock pyramid it's a whole new ball game...we hit the summit (being led by mountain goats part of the way) and could see O'Malley, Tikishla, Mount Williwaw, Knoya Point, and 'ol trusty Rusty. Mt. Susitna was clearly visable, and was another reference as to how far back you have to go to reach the peak.Views were spectacular! You really get to step back and see Anchorage and Fire Island in a picturesque manner. McKinley (Denali) and Foraker were veiled...

1 month ago

This is a must. I’ve hiked the trail twice and it’s absolutely amazing! So many different landscapes and tundras.

Best time to hike it is July/August. If you go in May or June you’ll be hiking in snow on some sections of the trail. I’d also recommend hiking it in a few days (I did two nights three days) that way you can enjoy the amazing lakes and views.


Great hike, great views

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