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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Chilkoot Trail Maps

Profile of Chilkoot Trail elevation relative to mile (kilometer) markers
The Chilkoot Trail spans multiple environmental zones and has dramatic increases in elevation. 
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Having a good map is an important part of preparing for and hiking the Chilkoot Trail. Our overview map (JPG 1 MB file) will give you an idea on what to expect.

Additional maps and guides are available through Alaska Geographic.

Note: the Bare Loon Cut-off Trail has been closed by Parks Canada. If it appears on your map, please make sure to take an updated version on your hike.

 

CAMPGROUNDS

On the United States side of the Chilkoot trail there are four developed campgrounds along the trail and one at the trailhead in Dyea. Information and maps of the campground are provided with the links below:

  • The Dyea Campground (PDF MB) is located at the trailhead and is a fee campground.
  • Finnegan's Point (PDF MB) is mile 4.8/ km 7.7 km from the Chilkoot Trailhead
  • Canyon City (PDF MB) is at mile 7.5/km 12.1
  • Pleasant Camp (PDF MB) is at mile 10.5/km 16.9
  • Sheep Camp (PDF MB) is the last campground before Chilkoot Pass at mile 13/km 2.9

Did You Know?

Historic photo of Native Tlingit packer carring a pack of goods on his back, wearing Western gear

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.