Distin To Thayer Trail

The Distin To Thayer trail is 3.1 miles long. It begins at Distin Shelter Cabin 3a04 and ends at Thayer Lake. The trail climbs from either lake through a spruce/hemlock forest with a maximum elevation and muskeg meadow at the midway point. The trail receives minimal use and is primitive. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking

At a Glance

Permit Info: No
Closest Towns: Juneau
Water: Non-Potable Water
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: This trail is located near the central portion of Admiralty Island. Accessed by float plane from Juneau to either lake. One way flight time is 40 minutes. Disitn Lake is on the cross island canoe route. This trail can also be accessed by a skiff located at Sportsmen cabin on Distin Lake.


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Tent site camping near trailhead on Distin Lake end.


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Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.1 miles

  Elevation : 
312 - 1250