2,717 ft
Distance
9 ft
Climb
-438 ft
Descent
00:04:29
Avg time

Emerson Spur Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Douglas Island
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #66232 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90050 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Year Opened
    2020
  • Land Owner
    City and Borough of Juneau

The Emerson Spur trail connects the Eaglecrest road to the north Treadwell trail near the north end of the Fish Creek valley. It is a multiuse trail with a few berms. Riders need to yield to hikers, slow down when passing hikers and on blind corners. Please don’t skid or take shortcuts to help preserve the trail. Please don't add new jumps or other bike features without permission. Thanks. Trail built by Trail Mix/JMBA volunteer crew 2018-2020.

The trail is named in honor of the late Paul Emerson, who did frequent volunteer trail maintenance on the Treadwell Ditch trail and other Juneau area trails. He continued his volunteer trail work into his eighties and always enjoyed a good day of trail work in the woods.

Access Info

Trailhead is at parking lot 1.5 miles up the Eaglecrest road. Since the trail is a steep climb, most mountain bikers will access the top of the trail for a downhill ride via the north Treadwell Ditch trail from Eaglecrest.

Disclaimer

Ride at your own risk.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Emerson Spur Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -431 ft
  • Altitude min
    452 ft
  • Altitude max
    883 ft
  • Altitude start
    883 ft
  • Altitude end
    453 ft
  • Grade
    -15.9%
  • Grade max
    -44.4%
  • Grade min
    6.1%
  • Distance climb
    102 ft
  • Distance down
    2,234 ft
  • Distance flat
    381 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:47
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