Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Lat/Lon: 58.29990°N / 134.2921°W
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Elevation: 4050 ft / 1234 m

Overview

Clark Peak is accessed from the city of Juneau whether you are visiting on a cruise for a day or spending time in Juneau. It can be hiked as a 14 mile out-and-back, or as the last peak in the Clark Traverse.  

Bench from the summit of Clark
Bench from the summit of Clark

Getting There

To get to the Mt. Roberts Trailhead, leave Downtown Juneau on Gold Street and head uphill to Basin Road. Follow Basin Road till a yellow seasonal gate is reached. The Trailhead is on the right side of the road just before the gate. A shortcut is taking the Mt. Roberts Tram and saving about 1,750' of elevation gain, but having to walk a bit extra at the end of the loop (downhill). 

Route

Generally there are 2 ways to get to Clark Peak. The first way heads up the Mt. Roberts Trailhead and over Gastineau Peak, Mt. Roberts, and Sheep Mountain. The second goes up Perseverance Trail and into Granite Basin headed up a ridge and across a bench and up to the summit. Both ways are described in the Clark Traverse by heading either clockwise or counter-clockwise in the loop

See the route page for more details and for the map  and Garmin .gpx files.

Clark Traverse
Clark Traverse

Red Tape

There is no red tape involved to climb this mountain

When to Climb

June-September as weather permits. Winter can be tricky as its a long hike and days are short. 

Camping

Backcountry Camping

Permits are not needed to camp.

External Links

Hiking trails in Juneau