Explore the Chilkoot Trail

Backpacker on boardwalk through a pond

Hike the Chilkoot Trail

Start planning your backpacking or day hiking trip on the Chilkoot Trail

Hiking boot on bridge with river below

Chilkoot Trail photos

Explore the Chilkoot Trail through pictures taken my hikers

People stand amid canvas bundles on a mountain pass

Experience the world's longest museum

Learn about artifacts left behind by gold rush stampeders

View looking out of a tent to mountains and a lake with hiking boots in foreground.

Chilkoot Trail Campgrounds

Choose your camp spots from 9 campgrounds along the trail.


"The Meanest 33 Miles of History"

The Chilkoot Trail has a colorful history
More than 30,000 men, women, and children climbed up the daunting Golden Stairs during the Klondike Gold Rush. Carrying enough supplies to sustain them for a year, they struggled up the rough trail and over the summit surviving cold, northern winters and exhaustion.

Ready for the Chilkoot challenge?
The trail stretches 33 miles (53km) from coastal Dyea, Alaska to Lake Bennett, British Columbia, the headwaters of the Yukon River. Take a virtual tour through hiker photos, learn how to get a permit, or start planning your trip today!

Experience the Chilkoot Trail through photographs


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
P.O. Box 517

Skagway, AK 99840


(907) 983-9200
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

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