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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Permits

Chilkoot Trailhead Sign

Chilkoot Trail permit fees are collected to offset the cost of trail maintenance and information services. From approximately June 1 - September 5, permits are required on the Chilkoot Trail. For other dates, please register your itinerary at park headquarters (2nd & Broadway).

 

2013 BACKCOUNTRY PERMIT FEES

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED TO HIKE THE CHILKOOT TRAIL FROM JUNE-SEPTEMBER

For reservations and registration information call Parks Canada: 1-867-667-3910 or toll free from Canada and the U.S. 1-800-661-0486. Please be advised that prices for trail permits change annually. Check in the spring to get prices for the upcoming summer season.

  • Combined US/Canadian Chilkoot Trail Trip Permit: $50.00 (CDN) per adult; $25.00 (CDN) per youth (ages 5 - 16)
  • US ONLY Trip Permit: $15.70 (CDN) per adult; $7.90 (CDN) per youth
  • Canadian ONLY Trip Permit: $34.30 (CDN) per adult; $17.10 (CDN) per youth
  • Canadian Day Permit: $9.80 (CDN) per person
  • US Day Use: no fee or permit required
  • Reservation fee: $11.70 (CDN) per hiker (in addition to Permit fee)

  • * All fees are quoted in Canadian funds and may be subject to change. All fees are payable at time of reservation or at the time permits are obtained if no advance reservation is made. Permit fees are refundable up to one calendar month prior to start date. Reservation fees are non-refundable. Those without required permits are subject to fines.

    A maximum of 50 hikers a day are permitted to enter Canada over the Chilkoot Pass. Organized commercial, nonprofit and institutional groups (schools, scouts, etc.) are limited to one trip a day entering Canada over the Pass.

Did You Know?

Taiya River with snaking through the forest with a mountain backdrop

The Chilkoot Trail in Klondike Gold Rush NHP takes the hiker from sea level to alpine tundra in just 16 miles. As you hike you will ascend from northern coastal forest to boreal forest to alpine tundra. Watch for seals, then bears, then the pika, a member of the rabbit family.