Mendenhall Campground

The trail leaves from the Skaters Cabin parking lot (Skater’s Cabin Road, Juneau, AK 99801). The terrain is generally flat, with a full loop (skiing all sections) ~3 km. Shorter loops can be skied by cutting out various sections. Skiers with dogs should keep them under control and clean up after them. There is an outhouse next to Skaters Cabin, as well as one or two outhouses open out on the trail (the Forest Service typically marks which ones remain open). Parking is in front of Skaters Cabin, with overflow parking down by the Tolch Rock and West Glacier Trailheads (~.25 and .5 kilometers, respectivelly, continuing to the end of the road). A connector trail back to the Campground parallels the road for ~.5 km. Juneau, AK 99801.


Recent Trail Updates

Skate lane groomed by noon

Classic lane too frozen to set, but fast for double piling! Sorry for the late start. Nordic club Trail committee ...

Wednesday Campground Report

Campground is being groomed for skate starting about11:15. Groomer said that the classic track will not be reset. ...

Monday January 24

Skate is firm and fast, but warming up a bit. Reset some of the classic. Skaters Cabin side parking lot is deeply wet.

Saturday Campground Conditions

With all the rain, grooming will likely Not be possible Saturday. I'll take a look at conditions early Saturday ...

Perfect groomed conditions

Scott reports campground perfectly groomed for skate and classic. Light rain and warm temps will cause softening ...


Groomed for skate, will set classic tomorrow. Snowing hard this morning so it doesn’t look groomed after two hours ...


Campground being groomed as I write this and should be done around 930 or so.

Headlamp race at 5 PM!

Check in at 4:30 at the main intersection, gun goes off at five sharp! Bring your headlamp and a sense of adventure