The Remote Hike To A Waterfall In Alaska Winds Through An Old Growth Forest And Over A Wooden Bridge
If you’re headed out into the wilderness this spring, make sure to put the Perseverance Trail on your to-do list! This trail is based out of Juneau, Alaska, and takes you past two waterfalls while winding through gorgeous old growth forest. An easy hike for the whole family, this is one trail you’ll want to hike again and again.
If you're in Juneau and looking for an easy, visually stunning hike, look no further than the Perseverance Trail.
This hike passes two waterfalls, and crosses over raging rivers of blue water. It's a wonderful hike to bring the whole family on.
The trail was actually the very first road built in Alaska, and was an old railroad that traveled all the way up to Perseverance Mine.
It's very well maintained, and the ascent is gradual. The entire trail climbs 1,145 feet, but in a manageable way for beginner skill levels.
You'll see your first waterfall right in the beginning of the trail, before heading on.
The entire trail is an out and back trail, and is 4.6 miles in its entirety. The trail is nice and easy enough that you may even see mountain bikers coming around corners.
The trail brings you up and over Gold Creek Valley, and offers stunning views.
There are many offshoots on the hike, including a trail that summits Mt. Juneau. There's also a side trail named Glory Hole Trail that leads you to a chasm that boasts 800 foot walls, created by miners to look for ore.
There's many beautiful features to the trail, including a stunning bridge over a roaring creek, especially in spring after winter's snow melt.
You'll find berries lining the trail in the summer, and views of the surrounding ridges from many great spots on the trail.
Eventually you'll reach Ebner Falls, a two tiered waterfall.
The falls fall a stunning 100-200 feet. This a great place to take a break and have a snack if you've got one. You can also carefully hike down to the falls for more photos.
There is plenty of parking at the trailhead of this beautiful hike.
Because of its close proximity to downtown Juneau, some people even decide to walk to the trailhead. You can also take a taxi if you need. However you decide to get there, make sure you don't miss the opportunity for a stunning glimpse at some of Alaska's finest scenery.
Have you hiked the beautiful Perseverance Trail? What did you think? Would you do it again soon? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’re in Juneau and looking for another great waterfall trail,
This Two-Tiered Waterfall In Alaska Is Definitely Worth The Hike.
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Perseverance Trail, Juneau, AK 99801, USA