Chilkoot Trail Equipment Checklist
Before leaving Skagway for the Chilkoot trailhead in Dyea, be sure you have everything you will need to complete your hike safely. There are no stores in Dyea.
You will need the following:
NOTE: Early season hiking may require additional equipment, i.e. Snow shoes, ice axe, avalanche transceiver. Avalache and heavy snow on the trail can last well into June depending on the winter snow pack. Please check current trail conditions.
Bring the proper gear you will need to complete the trail. Please come prepared; though there are retailers in Skagway that carry the above items, selection may be limited. Be sure to read the current trail report and inquire about bear activity on the trail.
Did You Know?
The Chilkoot Trail was an important trade route connecting the Tlingits with interior First Nation peoples long before the Klondike Gold Rush. Dyea or Deiyaa (Tlingit for "to pack") was a small Native settlement used as a fishing camp and staging area for trade expeditions to and from the interior.