Juneau trails have been improved with new bridges, brushwork and replaced boardwalk this summer. Trail Mix, Inc., a local nonprofit that contracts with the City and Borough of Juneau for much of this work, provided the following list of improvements to Juneau’s trail system.
CBJ Parks &Recreation also added some improvements to existing trails, and those have been included in the list as well.
Berners Bay Cabin
With a donation of $5,000 from the Alaskan Brewing Company, matched by funds from the National Forest Foundation, Trail Mix Crews and Alaska Brewing Company volunteers sanded and refinished the Berners Bay cabin.
CBJ Trails Brushing
Trail Mix workers brushed all of the trails managed by CBJ Parks &Recreation.
The Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) crew hardened approximately 250 feet of trail through the woods just above the parking lot at Cope Park.
Cross Admiralty Canoe Route
Working with the U.S. Forest Service, Trail Mix Crews built a staircase and puncheon on the Cross-Admiralty Canoe Route.
Eagle Creek Bridge
In partnership with the USFS, Trail Mix installed a 46-foot glue laminate timber bridge over Eagle Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail.
Fish Creek Pond Trail
CBJ Parks and Landscape staff hardened approximately 700 feet of trail along the east side of the eastern pond at Fish Creek.
Kowee Creek Bridge
In partnership with the USFS, Trail Mix replaced the failing bridge over Kowee Creek with a 41-foot glue laminate timber bridge on the Treadwell Ditch Trail.
North Bridget Cove Trail
Trail Mix finished work hardening and detangling the North Bridget Cove Trail, the trail to the Camping Cove Cabin.
Outer Point Trail
Trail Mix Crews removed deteriorated boardwalk and replaced it with gravel with the help of several volunteer groups.
Paris Creek Bridge
With funding from the CBJ 1 percent sales tax, Trail Mix installed a 31-foot glue laminate timber bridge over Paris Creek, connecting the Mount Bradley (Mount Jumbo) access to the Treadwell Ditch Trail and the Gastineau Meadows access.
CBJ Park Maintenance staff and two CBJ Park Rangers cleared several slides along the steep section around “the horn” at the beginning of the Perseverance Trail. Portions of the trail were regraded, ditches were dug and a culvert was installed to stabilize trail tread and prevent dangerous ice buildup in the winter. A cable railing thatwas destroyed in a slide was also repaired. On the upper portion of the trail, several rotten planks were replaced along the wooden section between the two metal bridges. The viewpoint at Snow Slide Gulch was cleared of alder and cottonwood.
The Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) crew recapped a portion of the turnpike trail with approximately 20 yards of gravel.
Treadwell Historic Trail
The YEP crew brushed around many of the ruins that can be seen along the Treadwell Historic Trail.