Camp at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau

Camp at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau

Rate this Adventure Boy Scout Beach Parking

Distance

1.5 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Carter Clark

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Groups
Scenic
Wildlife

Tucked away beach with expansive wildlife and stunning views

Far from where the tourists venture, this is an incredible hang out and camping spot in Juneau. The trailhead is at the 25 mile marker on Glacier Hwy. There are a couple of roads when you exit the highway, but stick to the right and you will end up in an obvious parking lot. From here, there is only one trailhead. It is a flat, mile and a half walk through some wet forests to the beach. 

There you will find incredible views of both the Chilkat and Coastal ranges. With a huge tidal change, the leftover sea creatures serve as a great food source for a large variety of wildlife, especially bald eagles. Seals, sea lions, and whales can be seen as well, especially when the salmon are running. 

Be aware of the tide charts before you head out, as high tide can cover the entire beach at times.  

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Glacier Bay Lodge

Gustavus, Alaska

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Distance

1.5 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Carter Clark

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