Cairn Peak is a prominent mountain that stands west of the Juneau Ice Field in the overlying Alaskan Coast Range Region. Located within the Juneau Borough, Cairn Peak is a very accessible mountain and can be approached via numerous ridges, by glacier, or as some do in winter, by means of helicopter or ski plane.
For those willing, Cairn Peak offers climbers a demanding view of the Lemon Creek Glacier and Ptarmigan Glacier and of its impressive neighbors from Observation Peak all the way to Split Thumb and the expansion of Heintzleman Ridge to the North and Juneau Ridge to the South.
For the Blackerby Ridge Route on Cairn Peak, take the following directions: From downtown Juneau take Egan Drive south to Salmon Creek (turnoff for the hospital). Turn right. Make another right on Wire Street, then left on Greenwood Avenue. Trailhead is on right side of the road.
There are no fees.
Check this site for camping options and cabin rentals.
For more information about mountains in the area contact the members of Juneau Alpine Club.
Yup, my map seems to be outdated, it grew 32 feet. Thanks for the updated info!
Posted Oct 1, 2008 2:39 am
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