Perseverance National Recreation Trail

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Perseverance National Recreation Trail

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Athena53
Kansas City, MO1,622 contributions
I had some time before heading to the airport after my cruise ended, so I decided to explore this trail. It was a beautiful way to end my vacation! I started at the harbor and walked to the trail head from there, buying a few gifts at the shops in town- and realized I'd walked enough! Eve the walk there was beautiful and peaceful with the occasional locals, either walking or driving but politely sharing the road. It was interesting to get close to where the streams coming down from high in the mountains formed a roaring river. The size of the boulders left by receding glaciers was truly impressive.

I wish I could have gone more into the woods but bears live there and we'd been told on the cruise that it was safer to hike in groups.

Still a spectacular walk.
Written August 24, 2021
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Grand Master Luther
San Antonio, TX32 contributions
Probably the most physically demanding trail we explored during our stay in Juneau. This is primarily because it is all uphill (mild to moderate grades) going in, but oddly enough the trip back seemed harder on the legs. Trail is in good shape although it is prone to rock slides, so there are patched segments (no difficulty with negotiating). More joggers than the other trails we were on in Juneau as it is apparently the "training run" for the more athletically inclined residents. Make sure you go to the falls.
Written July 23, 2020
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Ee_tani
Helsinki, Finland5 contributions
A great hike with amazing views, cute bridges, and well-maintained trails. If you enjoy peace and quiet during your hikes would recommend heading out early as during the day there can be more people (nothing crazy though). We walked from downtown Juneau to the end of the trail and back and that was perfect for the day. The toughest part of the hike was getting from downtown to the start of the trail (most incline).
Written May 30, 2022
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James L
Kingsland, GA138 contributions
Spent approximately half day hiking this out and back trail in on and off rain. Made for a wet day, but also made for a spectacular torrent pouring thru the creek and creating impressive results at the Glory Hole. Combined with a short trip down the Flume Trail, made for an enjoyable outing.
Written June 20, 2021
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Alexandra
United States114 contributions
This trail is walkable from Downtown Juneau. It's all uphill however, so just be prepared to walk quite a ways until you reach the trail itself! It's very peaceful and well maintained, and has great views of the surrounding mountains and waterfalls. You even pass an old gold mine where people still practice mining today. We completed half of the trail and then turned around (about 4 miles total)
Written June 9, 2022
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Tom H
37 contributions
The trail can be as long or short as you want. I wouldn;t necessarily recommend the whole length. You can take it about an hour to see the waterfall really well. Go just a little past that and there is a side trail not as well traveled that goes right to the top of the falls and is great. There are many traisl that connect and can be made a longer hike all way to the old mine too but the views are less along this part. It is a good amount of elevation gain and uphill for about all of it. But we did it with teens and some 70+. Near the parking area, go towards the mine museum to get rigth down by the creek too.
Written June 28, 2020
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Veronica Hunter
Medford, NJ5,880 contributions
I parked the car in a free public parking lot on the corner of 8th street and Basin Rd.
After photographing my rental car, I walked on Basin Rd, passing a purple house, then crossing a drivable narrow bridge to find the Perseverance Trailhead sign.
The sunny day made the trail, easy and enjoyable, crossing bridges and breathing fresh air. Passing the Mine Camp trail sign, I continued hiking on the snow covered trail for a short distance. I stopped where the boardwalk path had been torn apart by the strong water current. A waterfall greeted me on my right side.
Written July 5, 2021
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Lynn S
Dallas, TX16 contributions
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If you are a hiker "stuck" on a cruise ship, we have a fantastic plan for you. Rent a car from Juneau Car Rental. They have a satellite office on the pier, a mile or less walk from your boat, depending on your liner. Whatever you pay for the car, it will cost less that an "excursion". Drive to the Mendenhall Glacier. It's about a 30 minute drive, easy to find, and easy to park. There are lots of trails to choose from. Then drive to the Perseverance Trailhead, also easy to find and easy to park. Magnificent trail with lots of wildflowers and waterfalls. Steep for a very short stretch, then basically flat. You can get to the Perseverance trailhead from the pier by foot, but it is a long, and very steep walk. We made PB&J sandwiches at breakfast on the boat and had a very nice picnic. If you plan to hike in Alaska, bring raingear and waterproof footwear.
Written July 20, 2014
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H8003EAmichaelr
Traverse City, MI19 contributions
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A hotel clerk recommended this trail to us and it turned out to a be highlight of our time in Juneau. We walked from downtown to the trailhead, and then another couple hours up the trail. If we ever return, I would get a ride to the trailhead as the trail is so beautiful you want to see more at every turn. As the trail is an old road built in early mining days, the path is solid, wide, and great for maintaining a good pace (if you like). Beautiful scenery as you climb up and up.
Written July 12, 2015
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Khooch
Grawn, MI42 contributions
Perseverance trail is one I make sure to do weekly in the summer months! It has enormous amounts of history surrounding you on all sides along with great views! The trail is relatively easy and another good one for mountain biking. The first part if the trail is where you see the most change in elevation but nothing too drastic. You can access several other trails off perseverance if you are up for more of a challenge otherwise just enjoy a stroll across the gold creek river and keep your eyes peeled for porcupines, marmots, and sometimes black bears.
Written June 23, 2014
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