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.
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).
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.
There is no red tape involved to climb this mountain
June-September as weather permits. Winter can be tricky as its a long hike and days are short.
Permits are not needed to camp.