• Stampeders Hiking the Golden Stair case with heavy packs

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Outdoor Activities

Smugglers Cove
Smuggler's Cove shown above.

Stop at the Visitor Center at 2nd and Broadway. Chances are you will be greeted by a ranger who walks our nearby trails when off duty. Pick up a hiking map and find which trails best match your requirements with current conditions.
NPS Photo
By Cynthia Von Halle
 

Hiking:
Click on the links below for information on local trails in Skagway.
Shorter Day Hikes

Longer Hikes

The only National Park Service hiking trail in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is the Chilkoot trail. Our listed hikes are on Forest Service or other public lands, but are neither maintained nor patrolled by NPS personnel.

Camping:
Dyea, AK is a great place to get away and experience the great outdoors. The National Park Service offers guided tours and has a campground in Dyea.
Use the links below for more information:

Guided Tours

Dyea Campground



















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