Blackerby Ridge Route Trail

  
The Blackerby Ridge Route trail is 3.5 miles long. It begins at Greenwood Ave. before the hospital and ends at Cairn Peak. This is a sparsely marked, undeveloped route, and not recommended for beginners. It begins with a moderate grade but soon becomes extremely steep, wet, and does not have switchbacks. The route eventually heads through a grassy area and then through a thin forest up to the ridge. The route disappears once above timberline, but it is possible to continue through low alpine vegetation to Cairn Peak. Waterproof hiking boots are recommended. You should carry your own water. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking

At a Glance

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

General Information

Directions: From Egan Drive, take the Salmon Creek exit (the turn-off for the hospital) and go about .1 mile. Walk up the short spur road to the right just before the plumbing shop. The route begins at the end of Wire Street on private property and is unmarked.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3.5 miles

  Latitude : 
58.3344746

  Longitude : 
-134.471626

  Elevation : 
20 - 4525

 

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