Perseverance Trail

NRT follows ridges above timber line in the vastness of interior Alaska.

photo: Trail near Last Chance Mine Museum. Photo by Catherine Horiuchi. Type: Backcountry
Length: 3.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Juneau, Alaska
States: Alaska
Counties: Juneau City, Borough
Latitude: 58.30811   Longitude: -134.38628

Located in Juneau, this 3-mile backcountry trail started out as the first road in Alaska, linking the Gastineau Channel with various mines and mills in the Silverbow Basin. Today, it is considered one of Alaska's most historic and recreationally significant trails. Trail users enjoy relics of the gold mining era intermixed with a diversity of vegetation, waterfalls, snow slide gulches, and majestic views of the rugged mountains. In addition to its scenic and historic features, the trail serves as a link to area trails and allows for recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, and rock climbing (designated 2005).

Description

The historic Perseverance Trail started out as the first road in Alaska, providing access from the shores of Gastineau Channel to various mines and mills in the silverbow Basin. Parks of the trail cling to steep cliffs on wooden cribs or rock walls while other parts wind through the northern rainforest and subalpine of the Gold Creek drainage. Over the years the road has turned into one of Juneau's most heavily used trails because of its smooth gravel tread, spectacular surroundings and easy access by foot from downtown Juneau.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Gravel

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 400
Elevation High Point: 1,100
Year Designated: 2005

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Trail information
Website: Video - hiking the trail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Mike Eberhardt
Div. of State Parks and Outdoor Prog.
400 Wiloughby Ave,
Juneau , AK 99801
(907) 465-4563
mike_eberhardt@dnr.state.ak.us
http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/

 

Photos

Trail near Last Chance Mine Museum. Photo by Catherine Horiuchi.

Trail near Last Chance Mine Museum. Photo by Catherine Horiuchi.

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