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Contact: Tim Steidel, 907-983-9225
Skagway – Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park has reopened the Chilkoot Trail to all use after flooding conditions along the Taiya River had caused a closure earlier this week. Contact the Trail Center in Skagway (907-983-9234) for the latest trail conditions and information.
Hikers are advised to exercise due care and judgement as the trail has sediment, standing water and slippery sections throughout. Some bridge planks and footing may have shifted or been loosened. The risk for rock and landslides are heightened during times of heavy rain events and for the days following. Hikers are advised not to stop in areas of known slides and watch for rock fall activity on the hills and side slopes throughout the trail. Report any observed hazards to a ranger or patrol staff.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was created in 1976 to preserve and interpret the historic structures, trails, artifacts, landscapes, and stories associated with the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. The park preserves 23 historic structures in Skagway, the historic Chilkoot Trail in partnership with Parks Canada, and is the most visited national park site in Alaska.