Trail Condition Report

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada

Updated: July-21-17

The Chilkoot Trail is a 53 kilometer/ 33 mile trip through history and one of North America`s most fabled treks. The trail crosses the international boundary between the United States and Canada and is co-operatively managed by Parks Canada and the US National Parks Service.

Everyone overnighting on the Chilkoot Trail, and day users on the Canadian portion of the Chilkoot Trail, require a Permit.

In order of maintain a high quality hiking experience and to minimize the impact of hikers on Park resources:

- A maximum of 50 hikers per day will be Permitted to enter Canada over the Chilkoot Pass.

- Group size is limited to a maximum of 12.

- Only one large group (9-12 people) is permitted to cross the Chilkoot Pass on any given day.

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Chilkoot Trail - U.S.A
Condition Comments
Dyea Trailhead > Finnegan's Point Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Finnegan's Point > Canyon City Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Canyon City > Pleasant Camp Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Pleasant Camp > Sheep Camp Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Sheep Camp > The Scales Early season conditions Wet and muddy sections. Snow at higher elevations. Use caution - slippery boulders
The Scales > Chilkoot Pass Lower section good. Upper section snow covered. Steep snow slopes and slippery sections at higher elevations
Chilkoot Trail - Canada
Condition Comments
Chilkoot Pass > Happy Camp Snow sections. Wet and muddy sections. Snow at higher elevations. Use caution - slippery boulders
Happy Camp > Deep Lake Early season conditions Snow patches, wet and muddy sections.
Deep Lake > Lindeman City Early season conditions Snow patches, wet and muddy sections.
Lindeman City > Bare Loon Lake Fair / Good Wet and muddy sections.
Bare Loon Lake > Bennett Fair / Good Wet and muddy sections.
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