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Perseverance National Recreation Trail

Gold Creek Valley, Juneau, AK
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Excellent FREE excursion from cruise ship

Lovely trail with beautiful 360 views. There is no hill top destination, but there are sweeping... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Franklin Square, New York
Perfect escape from the cruise ship crowds

We scoped this trail out before our cruise as a getaway from the crowds in Juneau that didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 11 July 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 30 June 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 8 June 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.

Thank dev45
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this trail. The hardest part is the beginning. It gets prettier and prettier. Any local can tell you how to get here. It's pretty easy. On the way back we took the high trail, it forks off on the left side and goes up...More

1  Thank Kris C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

As most will tell you the hardest part of the hike is getting up the hill from town. There are multiple options that shoot off of the trail like Mount Juneau or Roberts, Glory Hole. Mount Juneau being the hardest and as of this writing...More

1  Thank pdxballard
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We enjoyed the Perseverance trail and took the spur to the Glory Hole outlook. Challenging and exhilarating. Beautiful views of the mountains, creek and waterfalls.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This trail begins about one mile up (and at the end of) Basin Road. Talk to a local for directions. From the trailhead, it is just over 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the end of the trail at Silverbow Basin. There are some side trails...More

3  Thank Michael F
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6 July 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!
11 July 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
15 June 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