Sheep Creek Trail

(Juneau Region)


Trail:

The first half mile, though steep, is wide and well built, with stair-steps installed in sections. Once the trail reaches about 700 feet elevation, it emerges in an open area and follows power lines down to the creek. The trail is mostly level from then on with some steep cliffs to the rivers edge. At the end of the 3-mile trail, a more primitive path continues along the powerlines, toward Powerline Ridge with access to Sheep Mountain or Hawthorne Peak.

It is common to see mountain goats walking along the ridges and black bear foraging for berries throughout the valley. The trail is festooned with wild geranium, columbine, shooting stars, chocolate lilies blueberry and salmonberry bushes. In the summer months the sides of the trail are festooned with wild geranium, columbine, shooting stars, chocolate lilies blueberry and salmonberry bushes.


Facilities:
  •  Access:
  •  Travel Means: Foot
  •  Distance: 3 miles
  •  Elevation Gain: 700ft.
  •  Difficulty: More difficult



Sheep Creek Trail

Address:

Thane Rd.