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Mount Roberts Trail
Ranked #13 of 93 things to do in Juneau
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Owner description: Hiking trail beginning in downtown Juneau that is great for novices.
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Having arrived at the top on the Tramway have your walking boots on to keep going higher on the hiking trails. They are not long but they are steep. Through the forest areas lots of tree roots to keep an eye on. Views are terrific. A sunnier day walk as it would be muddy on a wet day.

Thank smipau
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a local favorite of mine. It's enjoyable in summer or winter.

Summer visits: Tram will be open. Enter up on Star Hill or up on Basin Road, there will be a sign visible in either location letting you know you've got the right place. About 1 hour hike up to the tram (sits @ 1800 ft above sea level) if you're in decent shape and don't take long breaks. It's a pretty steep trail so bring hiking shoes. The tram has offered different types of discounts for a trip down (if you hiked up) over the years, not sure what they're doing now but I'd wager it's in the $10 ballpark, maybe $20 if I'm being conservative. Check their website. You'll have a nice view of downtown Juneau and Douglas Island and, if you go a bit further, Mount Juneau. The trail continues along the ridge up to the peak of Mount Roberts but it's a pretty long hike, several hours I think - Don't recommend you go up much further than the cross if it's socked in (foggy), several hikers have gotten lost up here over the years I've lived there.

Winter: if you go in the winter bring cleats for the first part with tree canopy cover (it will likely be icy) and have snowshoes ready once you get just below alpine. Also be very careful and stay on the ridge if you go up past the tram to reduce likelihood of getting caught in an avalanche. The tram will be closed and you'll feel like you're out in the wilds despite being able to see Juneau down below. Still only takes about 1.5 hours to get up to the tram in the winter.

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a lovely trail to follow plenty of wild life birds etc . You can follow the trail easy however have sturdy shoes as it can be uneven but worth it for the veiws you need a good couple of hours .

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were lucky that someone told us about the trail and so in need of exercise we decided to do it. It's not easy to find the beginning of the walk but we did after going wrong a couple of times. The walk up is wet in places so make sure you have decent shoes on.
If you walk up and get the cable car back you can travel for free if you spend 10 dollars in the gift shop. This is what we did. There is a fair amount of things to do at the top of the cable car but you can walk further for a better view. We saw 2 bald eagles sitting in the trees on our way down. Your ticket gives you access to the cable car all day apparently.
We saw bear warnings but they are in the area mainly in spring apparently.

1  Thank whereamI2day
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

If you have the time, this hike is very rewarding, it is over an hour of gradual climb (and can be muddy and slippery) but Alaska is about adventure! Save yourself the money and do the hike for the view!

Thank Gene W
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