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Perseverance National Recreation Trail

Gold Creek Valley, Juneau, AK
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Nice moderate hike with some historic info/sites

Not the nicest hike in Juneau for views but still a fun hike with good views. Some nice lookouts... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
John M

Walked the trail with my wife. The trail itself is beautiful with many waterfalls and great views... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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Gold Creek Valley, Juneau, AK
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Not the nicest hike in Juneau for views but still a fun hike with good views. Some nice lookouts, Ebner falls is a nice spot to hang out for a bit, an old mining campground further up (not much left to look at though). Plaques...More

Thank John M
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Walked the trail with my wife. The trail itself is beautiful with many waterfalls and great views of the rivers. The off shoot trails were great, we took the Red Mill trail to the Gloryhole lookout. We walked a total of 8.6 miles. Recommended trail...More

Thank lso275
Reviewed September 1, 2017

We took a loop hike that started downtown, climbed up into the residential area, then traversed along the Gold Creek Flume trail then connected with the Perserverance Trail. We travelled as far as the waterfall then came down a side trail that leads to a...More

Thank HikingFoolCincinnati
Reviewed August 27, 2017

The trail is three miles (one way) of wide paths and gorgeous views. We walked to the trail from the Visitor Center in downtown Juneau which added a couple miles. The incline is pretty gradual but it was definitely noticeable. We saw waterfalls and little...More

Thank KCthefirst
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Lovely trail with beautiful 360 views. There is no hill top destination, but there are sweeping views everywhere you look. The hardest part it getting to the trail head from the dock, but after that, it is pretty easy to hike. It was great to...More

Thank happydilapi
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We scoped this trail out before our cruise as a getaway from the crowds in Juneau that didn't require a car or bus. The person we talked to at the Juneau visitor's center tried to talk us out of it, saying that Mendenhall Glacier had...More

Thank RMNPLover
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We rented a car in Juneau and found this trail when looking for an activity to do after visiting the Mendenhall Glacier and eating lunch in town. It was an easy drive to the head of the trail (although it would have made for a...More

Thank fab_vacations22
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Beautiful hike through gorgeous country. Steep at beginning but gradual climb on rest of hike. At any time, you can easily turn around and go back. Highly recommend if you are on a cruise boat and wish to do a hike. Can either have a...More

Thank AKKris
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We did a private tour with Gastineau Guiding that took us along Perseverance Trail, but you don't really need a guide, the trail is well marked.. We did a nice 6.5 mile hike. Moderately strenuous, definitely better than the standard cruise option of sitting for...More

Thank rgc007
Reviewed June 7, 2017

My husband and I did some of the Perseverance trail one afternoon. It has really lovely valley views. Make sure you wear a hat, as you're in full sun most of the time.

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July 5, 2017|
Response from pdxballard | Reviewed this property |
Hiking boots are fine but good athletic shoes will work on a dry day. The trail is packed dirt, gravel, rocks so nothing too slippery or in stable. Have fun!
July 10, 2015|
Response from Alaskatravel1234 |
Yes, I hike it several times a week during the summer months, sometimes in pouring rain. Although there are steep drop offs to one side of the trail between the overview and the junction with the Mt Juneau trail, the trail... More
Robert S
June 15, 2015|
Response from Alaskatravel1234 |
The hike is free. You might want to take a taxicab to the trail head, since it's an uphill walk from downtown Juneau and you probably want to spend that time walking through the woods, rather than around offices and houses... More