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Highly recommend this hike!

Relatively easy hike with lovely views, and not too sparse if you prefer having people around... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Leslie H
Chicago, Illinois

Hard to correlate the beauty of this valley with the men and animals who lost their lives seeking... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Relatively easy hike with lovely views, and not too sparse if you prefer having people around occasionally.

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Hard to correlate the beauty of this valley with the men and animals who lost their lives seeking gold. But it’s well worth seeing.

Thank Cammiexx
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If I am being fair, we did not hike a huge portion of the trail but just the drive to the trailhead is beautiful. We stopped once along the way to hike a little side trail and then hiked about a mile at the trailhead...More

1  Thank lilperks
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Beautiful area. The Perseverance Mine was here. There is a mining museum and of course lots of nature.

1  Thank dollmonger2
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a great hike. There are a few lookouts that provide great views of the mining history and valleys. The lookouts aren’t as flat as the rest of he trail and are a bit more difficult, but worth the view.

Thank esdmadison
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We took an easy, short hike out to see Ebner Falls & it was beautiful. There's a clearly marked trail & lots of gorgeous scenery. I'd rec. this trail for anyone wanting a quick & beautiful walk in Juneau.

2  Thank jlefto
Reviewed April 18, 2018

I only went about an hour in and it was lovely, especially around Ebner Falls. It was also neat to see the signs explaining the mining culture in the region. I'd just be careful of the loose rocks. Locals take unleashed dogs and go for...More

2  Thank Sayohatchi
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Not the nicest hike in Juneau for views but still a fun hike with good views. Some nice lookouts, Ebner falls is a nice spot to hang out for a bit, an old mining campground further up (not much left to look at though). Plaques...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Walked the trail with my wife. The trail itself is beautiful with many waterfalls and great views of the rivers. The off shoot trails were great, we took the Red Mill trail to the Gloryhole lookout. We walked a total of 8.6 miles. Recommended trail...More

1  Thank lso275
Reviewed September 1, 2017

We took a loop hike that started downtown, climbed up into the residential area, then traversed along the Gold Creek Flume trail then connected with the Perserverance Trail. We travelled as far as the waterfall then came down a side trail that leads to a...More

3  Thank HikingFoolCincinnati
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July 5, 2017|
Response from pdxballard | Reviewed this property |
Hiking boots are fine but good athletic shoes will work on a dry day. The trail is packed dirt, gravel, rocks so nothing too slippery or in stable. Have fun!
July 10, 2015|
Response from Alaskatravel1234 |
Yes, I hike it several times a week during the summer months, sometimes in pouring rain. Although there are steep drop offs to one side of the trail between the overview and the junction with the Mt Juneau trail, the trail... More
Robert S
June 15, 2015|
Response from Alaskatravel1234 |
The hike is free. You might want to take a taxicab to the trail head, since it's an uphill walk from downtown Juneau and you probably want to spend that time walking through the woods, rather than around offices and houses... More