Alaska has an abundance of plants and wildlife and the best place to really see its beauty through the Mount Roberts Trail. The trail is about four miles long and a half and the starting point is about 100 feet above sea level, just above the Russian Orthodox Church on Sixth Street. Walking on the road is recommended from April to late October, which is considered the driest month. Rain gear is an absolute necessity for hikers from Juneau is known for sudden storms even during climbing season. In early November to April would be a good time to hike in this way.
Walking in the Way is a great experience, but tourists should be prepared for any eventuality. Alaska trails are known to be ruthless, so make sure you have all the necessary equipment hiking, lots of water, a map and GPS. Not recommended for walking on the path alone, so I always go to someone and let others know where it goes.
No man-made hazards on the road and only plant life that hikers should keep in mind is the Devil’s Club plant. These plants have broad leaves with sharp spines that easily penetrate the skin so it should never be touched.
Hikers are treated to a view of a wide variety of wildlife. Mountain Goats, Sitka black tail deer, black bears, eagles and red squirrels are just some of the species can be found on the road. There are also culturally modified trees and an abundance of plant life in the dense forest.
Hikers have a choice of hiking Mount Roberts, and grab millions of tons. Roberts tram that goes down or take the tram and walk down. Caution should be exercised when taking the hike because the road leading through the woods is a steep and often muddy and slippery.