If you’re looking for a hiking spot that delivers gorgeous views and plenty of natural features to admire, Eagle Beach in Juneau is the place for you! This recreational area is an important hunting ground for many species of animals, including the bald eagles for which it’s named. Find out everything you need to know to enjoy a day of fun at one of the best beaches in Juneau, Alaska!
Before you head out to Eagle Beach in Juneau, be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants. Download our free Vacation Guide to get our personal recommendations for the best places to eat around town. Whether you’re looking for a high-end meal or a great slice of pizza, you’ll find the most awesome joints in town listed in our Vacation Guide. The best part is that most of these eateries are just a short walk from Silverbow Inn!
Visit Eagle Beach in Juneau
The Eagle Beach State Recreation Area Juneau, AK, is 600 gorgeous acres of campgrounds, trail systems, picnic area, and more! Located about 16 minutes from Silverbow Inn, the beach section of the area features clams, sea peaches, and crabs, all tasty treats for the eagles that live in the area.
Hike the Trails
The best way to explore Eagle Beach is by hiking one of the many trails available. One of the most popular trails is the Loop Trail, which is a little less than two miles long. It’s accessed from the main entrance and features open meadows, old-growth forest, wetlands, and more. In the springtime, wildflowers line the path. Keep an eye out for the wildlife that live around here, like porcupines, squirrels, and even bears. If you ever encounter a bear during your visit, give them their space and make plenty of noise to alert them to your presence.
If you’re looking for a shorter hike that lets you explore the beach, head to the Beach Access Trail. Less than one-mile long, this trail features gorgeous views of the Eagle River. If you’re visiting in the late summer, be aware that there may be bears fishing for salmon in the river.
In the winter, strap on your skis and head out on the cross-country ski trail! A little over one mile, this trail is maintained for skiing when there is enough snow. You’ll wind through the old-growth forest, with some views of the Eagle River.
Stay at Silverbow Inn
No matter how you explore Eagle Beach in Juneau, be sure to return to the Silverbow Inn for a night of rest! We offer an incredible selection of specials and packages for the adventurous visitor. Tour the Mendenhall Glacier or via a kayaking journey or a trek and climb! For an all-in-one adventure, book the Best of Juneau Triple Pack! This incredible adventure includes a visit to the glacier, whale watch, and a Gold Creek Salmon Bake.
Are you ready to have the vacation of a lifetime? Check our availability and book your stay! We look forward to having you.