Spaulding Trail

The Spaulding Trail is 3.1 miles long. It begins at Glacier Highway mile 12.3 and ends at Spaulding Meadows. It is extremely muddy during the warm seasons, but it becomes an important Nordic ski route in the winter. The trail starts on an old corduroy road, now covered in gravel, that leads to the first muskeg meadow. It then continues through a wooded area for about one mile to a second meadow. After another stand of trees, the trail ends in the third, large subalpine muskeg meadow. During winter the rolling hills of Auke Mountain and Spaulding Meadows offer great stretches of skiing opportunities with views of the Chilkat Mountains, upper Mendenhall Glacier, Lynn Canal, and Auke Bay. West Spaulding Meadows is closed to snowmobiles and other forms of motorized use. The eastern part of Spaulding Meadows is open to snow mobiles, but access is restricted to the Lake Creek Snowmobile Route. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking, XC Skiing

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 Spaulding Trail begins at the parking area to the right just off Glacier Highway, Mile 12.3 (past the Auke Bay Post Office on the left and before Waydelich Creek). The Auk Nu Trail begins on the left at .8 mile Spaulding Trail.



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  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles

  Elevation : 
40 - 1840


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