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Gems in Southeast Alaska - 4

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gem Favorite Ice calves off of the Margerie Glacier. Photo credit: NPS Photo.

Margerie Glacier

(8) Haines, AK
gem Favorite Lynn Canal is gorgeous looking southeast from the summit of Mt. Juneau.

Mt. Juneau Summit

(4) Juneau, AK
gem Favorite A shot from Picnic Rock showing the Sisters on the left, Arrowhead in the center, and Bear Mountain above Silver Bay on the right.

Picnic Rock on Mount Verstovia

(2) Sitka, AK
gem Favorite Mendenhall Glacier flowed strongly in 1980. Since then, it has receded about a mile, but it is still beautiful.

Mendenhall Glacier

(5) Juneau, AK

Recommended Routes in Southeast Alaska - 6

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Favorite Just beyond Happy Camp. Beautiful fall colors.
Difficult

The Chilkoot Trail

33.0 mi 53.1 km 5,805' Up 1769.32 m Up 3,711' Down 1131.15 m Down

Haines, AK
Favorite The tidal flats on the Bartlett River make a beautiful foreground to the Fairweather Range.
Easy/Intermediate

Bartlett River Trail

3.6 mi 5.7 km 261' Up 79.53 m Up 261' Down 79.53 m Down

Juneau, AK
Favorite The Beach Trail provides beautiful views of Bartlett Cove and some wonderful sunset glows. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Intermediate

Point Gustavus

13.0 mi 20.9 km 158' Up 48.21 m Up 158' Down 48.21 m Down

Juneau, AK
Favorite Pink mushrooms dot the groundcover in late August throughout Glacier Bay's moss forests.
Easy

Forest Loop Trail

1.1 mi 1.8 km 100' Up 30.53 m Up 97' Down 29.66 m Down

Juneau, AK
Favorite 360-degree views when on this ridge.
Difficult

Gastineau Peak Out and Back

8.2 mi 13.2 km 3,331' Up 1015.16 m Up 3,330' Down 1015.13 m Down

Juneau, AK
Favorite Headed back down the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Laughton Glacier Trail

5.1 mi 8.2 km 1,228' Up 374.27 m Up 1,228' Down 374.2 m Down

Skagway, AK

Southeast Alaska Hiking

  • 169 Miles 272 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 33 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 31 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 12 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southeast Alaska - 70

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1East Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Juneau, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Juneau, AK
0.5 mi 0.8 km #2Indian Point Trail
Intermediate
Juneau, AK
Intermediate
Juneau, AK
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Basin Road
Easy
Juneau, AK
Easy
Juneau, AK
0.7 mi 1.2 km #4Gold Creek Flume Trail
Easy
Juneau, AK
Easy
Juneau, AK
4.9 mi 8.0 km #5Mt. Roberts Trail
Difficult
Juneau, AK
Difficult
Juneau, AK
2.3 mi 3.8 km #6Perseverance Trail
Intermediate
Juneau, AK
Intermediate
Juneau, AK
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Nugget Falls Trail #33752
Easy
Juneau, AK
Easy
Juneau, AK
2.2 mi 3.6 km #8Dan Moller Trail #518
Intermediate
Juneau, AK
Intermediate
Juneau, AK
3.1 mi 4.9 km #9Mt. Bradley Jumbo Trail
Very Difficult
Juneau, AK
Very Difficult
Juneau, AK
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10Sea Lion Cove Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sitka, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Sitka, AK

Photos of Southeast Alaska - 112

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Panorama of the Brady Ice Field above Reid Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.
Jun 16, 2016 near Haines, AK
Marjerie Glacier is striking from up close. This was taken from as close as the boat dared to go - nobody wanted a calving iceberg to land on the boat.
Jan 8, 2017 near Haines, AK
The Beach Trail provides beautiful views of Bartlett Cove and some wonderful sunset glows. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Ice calves off of the Margerie Glacier. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Haines, AK
Sunrise hits the Fairweather Mountains above the Margerie Glacier. Photo credit: NPS Photo.
Jun 1, 2017 near Haines, AK
360-degree views when on this ridge.
Aug 7, 2017 near Juneau, AK
Mt Juneau, almost summer to the top view.
Jun 25, 2018 near Juneau, AK
A shot from Picnic Rock showing the Sisters on the left, Arrowhead in the center, and Bear Mountain above Silver Bay on the right.
Aug 20, 2020 near Sitka, AK