Montana Creek Kaxdigoowu Héen

The gated trail starts on Montana Creek Road at the entrance to the outdoor gun range. Ski the city road 0.78 km over the hill and down to the bridge. From the bridge the narrower trail follows Montana Creek gradually uphill for another 2.25 km to the turnaround where you follow the same path down (a tad over 6km roundtrip). Watch out for other skiers! It’s a two-way trail but there is only one skate and one classic lane and the skate lane can be narrow in places.

This serene, heavily-forested trail is suitable for all abilities and offers views of Montana Creek and occasional views of Mt. McGinness and other neighboring peaks. Montana Creek is one of the coldest spots in Juneau and can have the longest skiable season: December through April and beyond. Skiers with dogs should keep them under control and clean up after them. A permanent outhouse is available at the city-owned rifle range. Although encounters with ATVs and snow machines are historically very rare, be aware as you may encounter off-highway vehicles day or night. Parking is in the pullout before the gun range entrance, 1.4 miles down Montana Creek Road (5784 Montana Creek Road, Juneau, AK 99801).

Recent Trail Updates

Montana Creek groomed

Montana Creek groomed for skate and classic. Conditions are good great glide.

02/26 1030 AM Montana Creek

28F Wicked fast skate track is groomed w a shallow curduroy. Classic is not reset and is hard and fast. Will reset ...


Groomed for skate and classic. Currently 34deg and rain.

Montana Creek Groomed Late

Montana Creek groomed for skate and classic. Conditions turned out excellent . Slow start today due to heavy ...


Montana creek is flooding over the road there at the bottom of the hill where the flood gauge is. It’s probably ...

Team Heen Clean

Groomers will clean up after the middle school team runs their practice, resetting the skate lane. Beginning about ...

Middle school nordic practice

The middle school nordic ski team will be practicing at Montana Creek from 3:45-5:15 pm today (1/20).


Groomed for skate and classic, by Tom. Still snowing