• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Plants

Dwarf Dogwood

Dwarf Dogwood also known as Bunch Berry found along the Chilkoot Trail.

NPS Photo
Taken by Backcountry Ranger Katie Unertl

For a list frequently seen fLora and fauna click here:
Wild Klondike: A Brochure on Ecology in Klondike Gold Rush NHP

Klondike Gold Rush NHP has diverse and interesting flowers, tree and shrubs. We encourage you to admire and photograph the plants, but please do not pick or collect plants.

You are allowed to pick edible fruits for your own consumption - but please be careful. Be warned that eating wild plants can be hazardous, as there are some deadly poisonous plants lurking around! These include water hemlock, baneberry, and amanita mushrooms. Please look them up and know what they look like before you attempt to collect and consume wild plants.

If you want to explore the Dyea tidal flats, check the tide tables first!
And always remember: BEARS LOVE BERRIES !

Did You Know?

Historic photo of horse mired in mud and snow

The White Pass Trail of Klondike Gold Rush NHP earned infamy as the "Dead Horse Trail." Over 3,000 horses died there as inexperienced gold seekers struggled to reach the Klondike. "The horses died like mosquitoes in the first frost, and from Skagway to Bennett they rotted in heaps." -Jack London More...