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Juneau, AK: Perseverance Trail

Less than five minutes from downtown Juneau, this 6.5-mile dayhike climbs through lush rainforest to two glacier-fed waterfalls.

Rating

This 6.5-mile hike outside Juneau explores a wooded basin tucked below Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts. The route begins on the Perseverance Trail—the first road in Alaska—before turning right onto the Red Mill Trail at mile 1.7. (Look for views of Ebner Falls at mile 0.8.) At mile 2.7, turn right onto the unmarked Granite Creek Trail and follow it southeast to the head of Silverbow Basin. A narrow spur trail leads to views of Alaska Chief Falls. The return route descends the basin, then follows the Perseverance Trail back to the trailhead.
-Mapped by Dave Miller

To Trailhead

From Main St. and 6th St., drive northeast on 6th. In 0.2 mile, turn left on East St. (becomes Basin Rd.). Follow 1.2 miles to trailhead at the end of Basin Rd.

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