Spread across 2,850 acres, Point Bridget State Park lies 40 miles north of Juneau. The park offers you and your dog some spectacular views of rocky beaches, spawning streams, and the sea. Dogs of all sizes are allowed in the park. You just need to keep them leashed, under control, and clean up after them.
There are 3 cabins and around 8 miles of trail – plenty of room to get the exercise and fun you and your canine friend need! 1.4 miles of the trailhead are beaver meadows with unique wetlands and fields. Numerous wildlife viewing opportunities complement the breathtaking scenic views. Fishing, kayaking, star gazing – there’s a lot you can do here.
The trail starts with packed gravel that falls into a rainforest muskeg. You get great skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in the winter, while in the summer, you can see amazing wildflowers peaking in late June. You can reach the Cowee Meadow Cabin on the trail which meanders in and out of the meadow. There’s a short, planked trail that leads you from the cabin to a berm of sand and scenic shoreline. A further 0.8 miles of forest that complement the cliffy shoreline will put you at the Blue Mussel Cabin.
While horses can be occasionally seen here, you need to be prepared for bear encounters as well. Give them the right of way. Point Bridget State Park offers numerous facilities ranging from boating, campfire circles, and picnic areas to pit toilets, RV parking, and tent sites. You will need a permit if you are visiting the park as a group of more than 20 people. You need to be a little careful due to some uneven surfaces and several tree roots on certain sections of this primitive trail. Especially if you are exploring with your doggo – you need to keep them under control!