Mgra Dredge Lake Loop Trail

This is a lollipop shaped trail that goes out to a loop and comes back on the same section of trail that leads to the loop. It is in the Dredge Lakes area (part of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area) south of Mendenhall Lake. The gradient of the trail is mostly level and the tread is firm glacial gravel. Some sections are underwater during heavy rain events, particularly in the fall. Vegetation is typical of early successional post-glaciation, including willow, alder, and cottonwood with scattered spruce and hemlock. Beavers are particularly active in the Dredge Lakes area.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Closed on Federal Holidays
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: From downtown Juneau, travel north on Egan Drive to Mendenhall Loop Road. Turn left to remain on Mendenhall Loop Road at the junction of the loop and Glacier Spur Road (which goes straight ahead). Turn right at the entrance to the Forest Service District office at 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road. Go to the parking lot at the back of the building to access the Weather Service Trail into the Dredge Lake system of trails. Turn right at the T-intersection with Dredge Lake Trail. Continue on as the Dredge Lake trail becomes the Dredge Lake Loop Trail. Alternately, after making a left on Mendenhall Loop Road, make a quick right on Dredge Lake Road. Park at the end and walk through the gate to Dredge Lake Loop Trail.

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