The Best Backpacking in Juneau

Looking for the best backpacking in Juneau? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Juneau. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Juneau

  • Juneau, Alaska

    Heintzleman Ridge Trail

    10.02 mi / 4482 ft gain
    Heintzleman Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Juneau, Alaska.
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Hike or Camp on Mount McGinnis

    11 mi / 4185 ft gain
    At a shop in Juneau, I saw a photo of from the top of a mountain that blew me away. I began searching and soon found that it was taken atop Mount McGinnis, one of Juneau's Big Five Summits.  Juneau's Big Five are a list of front range summits that are Walk Up summits. Which, in other terms, means...
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Peterson Lake Trail

    8.57 mi / 1099 ft gain
    Peterson Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Juneau, Alaska.
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Camp at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau

    1.5 mi
    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 o...
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  • Juneau, Alaska

    Hike to Eagle Glacier Cabin

    11 mi / 300 ft gain
    Eagle Glacier cabin is one of twelve different backcountry cabins in the borough of Juneau, Alaska that are cared for by the National Forest Service and DNR. Some are perched near lakes, some have views of glaciers, others near rocky beaches and salt water. To stay at any of these cabins, you...
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