Learn and ExploreNote for 2022 season: Although the US and Canadian side of the trail are both open, crossing the Canadian/US border while hiking the Chilkoot Trail is currently prohibited for the 2022 season. Please continue to check back for updates.
Reservations are managed by Parks Canada. To make a reservation, call 1-800-661-0486 or visit the Parks Canada website at: Permits and reservations - Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site (pc.gc.ca)
From the US side of the trail, hikers can recreate from the trailhead to the Chilkoot Pass, but must turn around at the summit if not sooner, and hike out via the trail head in Dyea.
The Chilkoot Trail is a 33 mile long recreational trail. Each summer over 10,000 people hike some or all of it. The majority of visitors day hike on the trail for just a few hours. Others spend an average of 3-5 days backpacking the entire trail. Each year a few hearty people run the trail in one stretch. Ready to tackle the Chilkoot? This guide will get you started.
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This short video brings to light the common risks and challenges that hikers may encounter on the trail. If you are interested in hiking the Chilkoot Trail check out this video to see if you are up to the challenge. Happy Trails.
Step-by-step planning guide
Permits are needed:
Reservations for summer 2022 begin April 25, 2022. Learn how to get a permit.
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Last updated: April 27, 2022