Everyone overnighting on the Chilkoot Trail, and day users on the Canadian portion of the Chilkoot Trail, require a Permit. Please adhere to Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site regulations at all times.

Crossing the Canadian/US border is not permitted. If hiking the American side, please refer to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park website for more information.


Your safety

Be self-reliant as there is minimal emergency response within the national historic site. Conditions and Comments are based upon the most up-to-date information available at time of posting. Be aware that conditions can change quickly.

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada, British Columbia

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Chilkoot Pass to Happy Camp Snow at higher elevations. 19-07-2022: Hard packed snow; Recommended for experienced hikers only; Route finding skills essential; Snow covered sections; Steep snow slopes and slippery sections at higher elevations; Trekking pole(s) recommended;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Happy Camp to Deep Lake Some snow patches. 19-07-2022: Route finding may be necessary;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Deep Lake to Lindeman City Good. 19-07-2022: Fire ban in effect;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Lindeman City to Bare Loon Lake Good. 22-07-2022: Fire ban in effect;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Bare Loon Lake to Bennett Good. 30-08-2022: Flooded sections; Fire ban in effect; Trail work in progress;