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 September 23 to November 15, 2019 visitors must self-register at the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre located in the Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction. Call 867-634-7250 ext 215 in advance to arrange a time with Parks Canada staff to pick up the mandatory bear resistant food canisters. A self registration kiosk is located at the front door of the Visitor Centre.

Backcountry permit fees apply.

 

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

Up-to-date information on trail conditions is no longer available.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Soldier's Summit Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Sheep Creek Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Bullion Plateau Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Difficult Ä’äy Chù (Slim's River) West: (km 0 - 5.8) Good. 30-08-2019: 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. 30-08-2019: Multiple wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Detours due to mud slide, follow the markers; Campfire ban in effect; 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. 30-08-2019: 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. 30-08-2019: Minor 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. 30-08-2019: A few wet and muddy sections; Free 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 Fair. 16-09-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Sections of the bird lookout are closed, please do not trespass.; Loose boards on some boardwalks, travel with caution; Trail details
Moderate Auriol Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Easy Kokanee Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate King's Throne: Trail Good. 30-08-2019: 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. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Moderate Shorty Creek Good. 04-09-2019: Mainly dry; Free of downed trees; Sections of brush; Trail details
Moderate Mush Lake Road: (km 0 - 7.5) Fair. 05-09-2019: 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. 05-09-2019: 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. 05-09-2019: Major rough sections; Multiple wet and muddy sections; Free of brush; Free of downed trees; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 16.5 - 33) Good. 05-09-2019: A few wet and muddy sections; Sections of brush; A few downed trees.; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 33 -49) Unknown conditions. 16-08-2019: Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 49 - 67) Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; A few downed trees.; Trail details
Difficult Cottonwood: (km 67 - 85) Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; A few downed trees.; Trail details
Moderate St. Elias Lake Good. 30-08-2019: Mainly dry; Free of brush; Free of 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