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Perseverance National Recreation Trail

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Address: Gold Creek Valley, Juneau, AK

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Medium difficulty worth the effort

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Michael F
Juneau, Alaska
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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 (well-marked) that require a bit more strenuous activity and a bit more time. The first... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I was in Juneau, Alaska on business and had a day off so I decided to go for a hike. This trail is easily accessible from downtown Juneau. I walked all the way to the end of the trail, the total hike from my hotel and back was about 10 miles. It took about 4 hours. I stopped a few... More 

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Pretty easy, well groomed, out and back trail without a lot of elevation change. Scenic views of the surrounding mountains with multiple bridge river crossings. You pass the remains of the old mining operation too.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The trail is about a mile and a half uphill from downtown. You pass the Mt. Roberts trailhead and continue another half mile to begin the hike, run or mountain bike trail. The trail offers scenic mountain and waterfall views and offers information on the history of the first road in AK and the mining industry.

Thank PBJaxBeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the views and the bridges. It is a perfect introduction to the area and we did it soon after arriving from the airport. The old mine had very cold air coming from it. The trail was very busy with MTN bikers and runners after 5. Can be very scary for little kids- there are huge cliff drop offs... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I counted 12 bridges. A couple of tips: If you're walking in, enter on the left where the sign says to Perseverance Trail. That's really for the parking area ahead by the mining museum. Second, the trail to the right to the old mine is really overgrown and there's not a whole lot to see; I'd recommend a pass. I... More 

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I did this trail alone on a rather warm day and was surprised at how many locals run/bike it, so if you are looking to be completely alone, this may not be the best trail, however. The scenery is really pretty with several waterfalls to reward your efforts. Plan for about 2 hours round trip unless you are in fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Good name, Perseverance! Not really that bad and it was worth the effort I can tell you that for sure! I would go again and again if I lived here.

Thank Doretta D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This trail is relatively easy compared to some of the adjoining trails to the mountain peaks. It starts out following the first road built in Alaska. Pan for gold in Gold Creek or tour Last Chance mine of the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Company.

Thank Alex E
Splendora, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Our family of 5 walked this 3 mile long trail (one way). I do not recommend this trail for children or older people. Nature at its best. Water falls, crystal clear water river, granite slabs, just beautiful...After beautiful scenery we were expecting the end of the trail to be a punch of beauty but instead we culminating the trail with... More 

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