Perseverance National Recreation Trail

Perseverance National Recreation Trail

Perseverance National Recreation Trail
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James L
Kingsland, GA125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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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DianaShelly
94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
I hiked this by myself (25 y/o F) and felt very safe. Bring bear spray, bring a bear bell, bring plenty of cold weather gear regardless of weather when you set out. Bring more water and food than you think you'll need, and download this route on the AllTrails App (it's free). Alaskan wilderness is no joke. The walk up to this trailhead takes you through some of the oldest and most majestic, cozy parts of Juneau. The trail itself is 5ish miles, and gorgeous. *lush* beyond belief, looks like Hawaii. This is a *must do* when in Juneau. It is rated "challenging" but I would rate it a level below that. You need proper shoes. Do not ever navigate off the trial, there are many mineshafts that you can fall into. There were not many steep drop offs at all, it was very doable.
Written September 20, 2023
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Tom H
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
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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Alexandra
United States169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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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Veronica Hunter
Medford, NJ6,015 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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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BrianMaryAdventures
Fairbanks, AK360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This trail would have been awesome on a clear sunny day. It was still awesome on a cloudy misty day though. A quick drive through the narrow streets of downtown Juneau will lead you into a valley where this trail is. A great view of Ebner Falls and the glory hole are highlights, and the trail ends at the base of another waterfall
Written November 18, 2022
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Lynn S
Dallas, TX17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
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, MI20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
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, MI40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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M S
Gainesville, GA46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
We started at sea level in Juneau and hiked to Abner Falls. The views were FABULOUS, but this is Alaska, right? Wild flowers were everywhere and a handful of other hikers were on the trail at the same time. We covered 8 miles by the time we finished. Great morning or afternoon trip. It has several Jurassic Park/Lord of the Rings type of locations on the trail. I'd say it is a must do if traveling to Juneau. Read up on the history of the Perseverance Trail first if you want to know the history of the trail because there are no "informational" stops along the way.
Written July 16, 2013
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