Salmon Creek Dam Trail

Past Hikes:

1 hr 20 min hike on June 27, 2013

Distance to powerhouse and back: about 4 mi. Round trip time: 1.5 hour

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Trail start:

Google Map of trails

Trail starts in parking lot, across from DIPAC. You have to be on Egan heading to the valley to make the right hand turn.

Trail info:

The first quarter mile is steep uphill, but after than it’s mostly flat. On gravel roads until the powerhouse.

The start looks bad, but it doesn’t last long.

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The road is wide enough for most pickups, with flowers and bushes on the sides.

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The trail crosses the river, and follows along it for a ways.

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There is a bit of a lake before the powerhouse. Lots of dead trees in it, and it’s usually calm, with good reflections.

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The end of the road is at the powerhouse, but you can continue up through the woods to the dam itself.

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The trail continues into the trees for a bit. The trail is clear and easy to follow. Near the dam, stairs finish the climb to the lookout.

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One Response to Salmon Creek Dam Trail

  1. Pingback: Salmon Creek Dam Hike 6/27/2013 | Juneau Outdoors

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