205-300 Main Street Parks Canada WhitehorseYTY1A 2B5 Canada
Please note that the U.S. side of the trail is closed for the 2023 hiking season due to serious flood damage and repair work. The Canadian side of the Chilkoot Trail will be open for hiking and camping from June 1 through September 13, 2023.
The legendary 53-km/33-mile Chilkoot Trail protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Goldrush stampeders. The Chilkoot Trail is a component of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.
The Chilkoot Trail starts at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska, and ends on the shores of Bennett Lake, the Southern Lakes headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Amidst this rugged northern wilderness an overlay of artifacts and heritage landscape features tell of the story of the Klondike Goldrush.
Hiking permits are required and reservations are recommended.