Major flooding and damage from Dyea to Sheep Camp: the U.S. side of the trail will not open until August 2023
Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
Follow the fabled Chilkoot Trail along the centuries old path first crossed by Chilkoot Tlingit traders and later stormed by the Klondike Gold Rush stampeders. Hike through narrow windswept valleys and scale the precipitous Chilkoot Pass. Visit a Victorian-era church still standing in a vanished boom town.
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Hike the legendary Chilkoot Trail
Snare lifelong bragging rights on a challenging multi-day hike from the ocean shore in Alaska through a glacier-sculpted mountain corridor to Bennett Lake, B.C. -- once a bustling gold rush boom town.
Hike the Canadian side
Hike from the summit of the Chilkoot Pass and travel through alpine tundra into the boreal forest and historic Bennett City.
Enjoy winter recreation
The Chilkoot Trail and adjacent White Pass are a popular destination for Whitehorse and Skagway area residents to engage in a variety of winter activities.
Visiting Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
Activities and experiences
Scale the Chilkoot Pass, camp at historic Bennett City, and explore an outdoor museum and cultural landscape.
Plan your visit
Permits and reservations, visitor guidelines, guides and outfitters, maps and directions, border crossing information.
Set up camp in a backcountry campground on the shores of beautiful Bennett Lake.
Reserve your hiking and camping permits.
Backcountry hiking and Bennett Camping permit fees.
Safety and guidelines
Seasonal safety, park regulations, Important Bulletins, trail conditions, weather and avalanche conditions.
About Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
Culture and history
Chilkoot Trail National Historic site protects the historic gateway to B.C. and Yukon, once trod by Tlingit traders and Klondike Gold Rush stampeders.
Nature and science
Ecosystems and habitat at Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.
Stewardship and management
Learn about the strategic direction for the management and operation of Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.
205-300 Main St
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2B5
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North America toll free:
Phone number: 1-800-661-0486
Local and overseas:
Phone number: 1-867-667-3910
24 hour emergency dispatch:
Phone number: 1-780-852-3100
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday
9 am to 4 pm, Pacific Time
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