The Chilkoot Trail is a 53 kilometre / 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 Park Service.

Outside of the summer hiking season, there are no American Park Rangers or Canadian Park Wardens doing regular patrols on the trail. Up-to-date information on trail conditions is no longer available.

Parties wishing to attempt this trek must contact the U.S. National Park Service in Skagway (907-983-9200) or Parks Canada in Whitehorse (1-800-661-0486).

Fall hiking

Fall hikers need to be self sufficient and accept a high level of responsibility for their own safety.

Bear safety

Ensure that you are not presenting bears with opportunities to get a hold of food and garbage.

Useful links

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, US: Dyea Trailhead to Finnegans's Point Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 31-10-2019: It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding; Water levels vary day to day - use caution. ;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, US: Finnegan's Point to Canyon City Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 31-10-2019: It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, US: Canyon City to Pleasant Camp Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 31-10-2019: It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, US: Pleasant Camp to Sheep Camp Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 31-10-2019: It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, US: Sheep Camp to The Scales Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 31-10-2019: Route unmarked; Route finding skills essential; It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding; Snow at high elevation ;  
Route Chilkoot Trail, US: The Scales to Chilkoot Pass Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 31-10-2019: Route unmarked; Route finding skills essential; It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding; Snow at high elevation ;  

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada, British Columbia

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Chilkoot Pass to Happy Camp Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 31-10-2019: Route unmarked; Route finding skills essential;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Happy Camp to Deep Lake Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 31-10-2019: Route unmarked; Route finding skills essential;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Deep Lake to Lindeman City Variable conditions. 31-10-2019: It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Lindeman City to Bare Loon Lake Variable conditions. 31-10-2019: It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Bare Loon Lake to Bennett Variable conditions. 31-10-2019: It is Berry Season! Be aware, bears are feeding;