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Perseverance Trail

Location Juneau, Alaska
State(s) Alaska
Counties Juneau City, Borough
Type Backcountry
Length 3.00 Miles / 4.83 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency State
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No





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.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


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).


Additional Information

Width: 60 inches.

Primary Surface: Gravel

Secondary Surface: Gravel

Average Grade: 5%

Elevation Low Point: 400

Elevation High Point: 1100

Year Designated: 2005

Date Last Updated: 04/24/2013


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Mike Eberhardt
Div. of State Parks and Outdoor Prog.
400 Wiloughby Ave,
Juneau , AK 99801
(907) 465-4563


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