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Perseverance National Recreation Trail

Gold Creek Valley, Juneau, AK
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Outdoors
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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I jog in this trail every week! I had no idea there was a page for it here. The trail is very well-maintained, clean and safe, and it starts pretty close to urban areas. There is a beautiful lake about 40 min. in, and scenic stops with benches and even pic-nic areas all over.

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you have time for several miles of well maintained trail, I recommend the one. Plenty of scenic stops with a few benches, and a great way to visit young geology. Bug dope in the summer and access to raingear is wise.

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Berkeley, CA
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10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

we hiked to a lake about 4 miles in (8m RT), and it was glorious. Muddy in places, tho we did not wear full mud boots and were OK (they'd had a dry spell, so we may have been lucky). Lots of waterfalls, river views, rocky outcrops, and even a bear! Best hike of our trip.

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Perseverance Trail is a popular trail with Juneau locals and it is easy to see why. The trail starts only a couple of miles from the government buildings and waterfront. The road to the trail head is not paved but it is a very good, though narrow road and there is parking. You can either drive to the trailhead... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This trail and the Flume trail are fantastic. The trails are well maintained and suited for all ages of hikers. Highly recommend these trails!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely hike. Six miles takes around three hours and is a nice way to spend the morning in the Juneau area. Locals use the trail as a jogging path so it is maintained and easy to follow. The end of the trail leads to a pretty trail, the view along the way is excellent.

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The scenery along this trail was awe inspiring! To get to the trail from downtown Juneau,it is up, up, up! We saw people taking cabs. However, coming from The Best Western Country Lane Inn, we (both 63 years old) took a city bus to the State Office building, took their elevator to the 8th floor, and when we walked out... More

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New York City, New York
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33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We walked from downtown Juneau to Ebner Falls view and then back. Would have liked to continue, but unfortunately didn't have enough time. To me, it's a moderate hike as there's quite a bit of uphill. Also keep in mind that it's a bit of a walk from downtown to Basin Road and then to the start of Perseverance Trail,... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Yes, toward the top-- I had to persevere!! Lovely hike thru the woods-/ up hill... Moderate.. I loved the mining shafts and winding streams-- fantastic wooden trail, part of way z(wooden road)

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Austin, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I just returned from Juneau and this trail was fabulous. It's a bit steep in the beginning but it gets better. At the beginning there are also lots of waterfalls and a pretty steep drop off so be careful. We went all the way to the end and then hiked up to the mining ruins...I would advise against taking that... More

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