Mole Harbor To Alexander Trail

The Mole Harbor To Alexander trail is 2.42 miles long. This trail climbs 3/4 of the way from Mole Harbor through a spruce/hemlock forest with muskeg meadows and ends at Lake Alexander shelter. There are long difficult muddy sections that make portaging a canoe challenging. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking

At a Glance

Permit Info: No
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Juneau
Water: Non-Potable Water
Restroom: No

General Information

Directions: Located on the central eastern side of Admiralty Island. This trail is accessed from the east end of Alexander Lake or West end of Mole Harbor. Shelters are visible from either access point. Transportation to this trail is by float plane, boat, canoe/portage, kayak or skiff from Lake Alexander cabin. One-way flight time from Juneau is 40 minutes. Suggested USGS topo maps: Sitka C-1


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

3-sided CCC Adirondack-style shelters with gravel floor are on either end of this portage trail on the cross Admiralty Canoe route with numerous tent sites around each shelter. Water source is from a nearby stream treated with a purifier.


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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
2.42 miles

  Elevation : 
10 - 650