Skagway is a good starting point for several interesting day hikes. Stop by the visitor center to pick up maps and further information. The only National Park Service hiking trail in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is the Chilkoot Trail. The hikes listed below are on Forest Service or other public lands and are not maintained nor patrolled by National Park Service personnel. Descriptions of trails courtesy of City of Skagway and are duplicated from the Skagway Trail Map. Distance and time are round-trip (return) estimates from the National Park Service visitor center at 2nd Ave. & Broadway except where indicated.
More information on these shorter hikes is available at the National Park Service visitor center at 2nd Ave. & Broadway or the City of Skagway visitor center.
Getting to the trailhead: Walk west along 1st Ave., turn left at Main St. and travel south two blocks. Follow the sidewalk west past the airport terminal.
Gold Rush Cemetery and Lower Reid Falls
Getting to the trailhead: Follow Main St. or Alaska St. north, cross over S. Klondike hwy and follow the gravel road around and behind the railroad yards. Continue following the road and across the railroad tracks.
Lower Dewey Lake
Getting to the trailhead: Go east on 2nd Ave. past the railroad depot. Where the railroad tracks cross the road turn left and follow the tracks 120 meters north to the trailhead (beware of trains when crossing the tracks!).
Last updated: July 6, 2017