Dan Moller Trail


The Dan Moller Trail is 3.0 miles long. It begins at Pioneer Ave, Douglas Island and ends at Dan Moller Recreation Cabin. An old road serves as the first part of the trail. Most of the trail consists of elevated planks over the muskegs. An excellent variety of wildflowers can be found along the trail in the spring and summer months. The trail is a popular cross-country ski trail, and is also open to snowmobile use in the winter. (12 inches of snow cover is required). Caution should be observed in the avalanche-prone areas. The former snow slide paths should be crossed with haste. It is possible to climb up to the ridge around the bowl for a scenic view of Stephens Passage and Admiralty Island. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, XC Skiing/Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide - Motorized use only permitted after there is 12" or more of snow coverage.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are available for this area.
Open Season: 1/1
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Juneau, AK
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The trail is located on Douglas Island. Keep left after crossing the Juneau-Douglas bridge, and take the first right onto Cordova Street. Turn left onto Pioneer Avenue, and the trail starts past the eleventh house on the right. The trailhead is marked, and there is a small parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

The Dan Moller Trail is 3.0 miles long. It begins at Pioneer Ave, Douglas Island and ends at Dan Moller Recreation Cabin. An old road serves as the first part of the trail. Most of the trail consists of elevated planks over the muskegs. An excellent variety of wildflowers can be found along the trail in the spring and summer months. The trail is a popular cross-country ski trail, and is also open to snowmobile use in the winter. (12 inches of snow cover is required). Caution should be observed in the avalanche-prone areas. The former snow slide paths should be crossed with haste. It is possible to climb up to the ridge around the bowl for a scenic view of Stephens Passage and Admiralty Island. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, XC Skiing/Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide - Motorized use only permitted after there is 12" or more of snow coverage.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Backpacking

The Dan Moller Cabin is at the end of this trail. The cabin can be reserved for two nights in a row. Pack in your gear and spend a night or two.

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

The ridge line behind the cabin is beautiful. In front of the cabin is the wide expanse of the valley, Gastineau Channel and downtown Juneau.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

This trail is shared with motorized users.
Warming Shelters Dan Moller Cabin
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Snowmobiling

This trail goes to the Dan Moller Cabin, which is open during the day, without a reservation, as a warming shelter for those hiking or riding in on snow machines. The open bowl above the cabin provides opportunities for open riding. Pay attention to local weather and snow conditions to avoid being caught in an avalanche.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.0 miles

  Latitude : 
58.291486

  Longitude : 
-134.431758

  Elevation : 
700 - 2500