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Gold Creek Flume Trail

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An easy hike atop a wooden flume with treetop and mountain views.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

277' 84 m

High

232' 71 m

Low

105' 32 m

Up

82' 25 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly Flat, easy, and short.

Description

This is an easy hike atop an historic wooden flume installed in the 1890s as part of Juneau's first hydroelectric power plant along Gold Creek. The surface is pressure-treated lumber two to six boards across. Views include treetop, waterfall, and mountain. The Flume Trail connects Basin Road to the Highlands neighborhood and provides access to the Cope Park Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Spruce, hemlock, alder, cottonwood, and willow trees. Porcupines, squirrels, and black bears. Views of mountain goats on cliffs above.

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Aaron Ferguson

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#5

in Juneau

#8084

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#5

in Juneau

#100

in Alaska

#8,084

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View of Mt. Jumbo from the Flume
Aug 7, 2017 near Juneau, AK
View of Wooden Flume
Aug 7, 2017 near Juneau, AK
One end of the Gold Creek Flume Trail near Evergreen Avenue.
Aug 7, 2017 near Juneau, AK

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Jun 8, 2021
Kay Nissen
Easy hike, but beautiful. Took toddler and stroller without issue. Dry conditions as it has been a few days without run. 0.7mi — 0h 30m