Dan Moller Cabin

JRD Dan Moller Cabin

This is a two level cabin 16 feet x 20 feet. The cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, propane wall furnace for heat and an outside toilet. It does not have mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring their own sleeping bags, pads, cook stoves, cooking gear and food. Propane for the wall furnace is provided. Sleeping space is provided for 7 people by one double bunk and one single bunk downstairs with four single bunks upstairs. There is a creek running near the cabin. Treat all water before using.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This cabin is open to public use daily from 10am to 5pm
Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees: $75/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$75/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Refunds are not made if inclement weather conditions or other acts of nature beyond the Forest Service control cause the permittee to not use the shelter at the designated time.
Open Season: 01/01
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Juneau, AK
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The cabin is located three and one-half miles southwest of Juneau on Douglas Island. Access is by the 3 mile Dan Moller Trail. 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. A second access is at the end of Jackson St. above the Blueberry Hills subdivision in West Juneau.

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Cabin Rentals

This site provides cabin camping in a high elevation meadow. In the winter, snowmobiling and skiing are popular.

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov

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


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

Big Game Hunting

Douglas Island, where this cabin is located, is popular for deer hunting. Refer to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunting regulations for season description and other restrictions.

Species Sitka Black Tailed Deer
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Small Game Hunting

Blue Grouse may be hunted in the valley. Refer to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunting regulations for season time and restrictions.

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


This is the only Forest Service cabin on the Juneau road system accessible by snow mobile. 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.

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