Chilkoot Trail Bridge Out
A bridge, south of Canyon City (6 1/2 miles fromtrail head) has collapsed under heavy snow load and is out until further notice. Hikers should be prepared to wade through a boggy section, and water may be knee or waist deep during high water conditions. More »
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?
Skagway is located at the end of the longest, deepest glacial fjord in north America and is considered the northern most point in Southeast Alaska. Glaciers, and the rugged scenery they leave behind, create the stunning backdrop for your visit to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.