• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border on the trail

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska


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?

Chilkoot trailhead sign showing the National Park Service arrowhead logo and an outline of people with loads climbing up a steep, snowy pass

The Chilkoot Trail, in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, is 33 miles long and is shared with our neighbor, Parks Canada. Hikers cross the border at the top of the pass and enter British Columbia. The trail is considered to be the world's longest outdoor museum.