Between April 1 and November 15 overnight trips in the park are required to obtain Backcountry Permits and register prior to and deregister upon completion of overnight activities. Bear resistant food containers are mandatory for most overnight trips. From May 17 to September 22 you can register for overnight trips into the park at the visitor centre. Please arrive at the centre an hour before closing times to give staff time to process your permit.

Visitor Centre hours of operation

Backcountry safety

Natural hazards are a part of the Kluane experience. You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being prepared and well informed.

Bear safety

Kluane is home to both grizzly and black bears. Learning how to prevent bear encounters is the best way to enjoy your visit safely.

Useful links

Trails

Conditions and Comments are based upon the most up to date information available at time of posting. Be aware that conditions can change quickly.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Soldier's Summit Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Sheep Creek Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Bullion Plateau Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Sections of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Difficult Ä’äy Chù (Slim's River) West: (km 0 - 5.8) Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Difficult Ä’äy Chù (Slim's River) West: (km 5.8 - 22.5) Poor. 16-08-2019: Campfire ban in effect; A few wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Detours due to mud slide, follow the markers; Trail details
Difficult Ä’äy Chù (Slim's River) West: Observation Mtn Plateau/Summit Route Unknown conditions. 29-07-2019: Route unmarked; Route finding skills essential; Campfire ban in effect; Trail details
Easy Alsek Valley: (km 0 - 6.1) Poor. 16-08-2019: Major rough sections; A few wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Easy Alsek Valley: (km 6.1 -15.4) Fair. 16-08-2019: Major rough sections; A few wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Easy Alsek Valley: (km 15.4 - 26) Fair. 16-08-2019: A few wet and muddy sections; Sections of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Easy Spruce Beetle Good. 29-07-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Easy Dezadeash River Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Auriol Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Easy Kokanee Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate King's Throne: Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Difficult King's Throne: Summit Route Unknown conditions. 24-07-2019: Unmaintained route; Trail details
Easy Rock Glacier Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Shorty Creek Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Mush Lake Road: (km 0 - 7.5) Fair. 16-08-2019: Minor rough sections; A few wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Mush Lake Road: (km 7.5 - 16.5) Poor. 16-08-2019: Major rough sections; Multiple wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Mush Lake Road: (km 16.5 - 22.4) Poor. 16-08-2019: Major rough sections; Multiple wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 16.5 - 33) Good. 16-08-2019: A few wet and muddy sections; Sections of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 33 -49) Unknown conditions. 16-08-2019: Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 49 - 67) Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; A few downed trees.; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 67 - 85) Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; A few downed trees.; Trail details
Moderate St. Elias Lake Good. 16-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; A few downed trees.; Trail details

Routes

A ROUTE IS NOT A TRAIL! Routes are not marked with signs or maintained in any manner. The routes described here are only suggestions that may help guide you on your trip. Self-reliance and wilderness travel experience are essential, including excellent route finding skills, map and compass skills. It is the responsibility of individual hikers who choose to follow such routes to adequately prepare and be prepared to rely on themselves.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Route Dän Zhùr (Donjek) Route Unknown conditions. 29-07-2019: Unmaintained route; Route finding skills essential; Trail details
Difficult Thechàl Dhâl (Sheep Mountain) Ridge Route Unknown conditions. 29-07-2019: Unmaintained route; Route finding skills essential; Trail details
Difficult Ä’äy Chù (Slim’s River) East Unknown conditions. 29-07-2019: Unmaintained route; Route finding skills essential; Trail details
Difficult Mount Decoeli Route Unknown conditions. 29-07-2019: Unmaintained route; Route finding skills essential; Trail details
Difficult Kimberley Meadows Route Unknown conditions. 29-07-2019: Unmaintained route; Route finding skills essential; Trail details
Difficult Quill Creek Route Unknown conditions. 29-07-2019: Unmaintained route; Route finding skills essential; Trail details