Trail conditions

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Everyone overnighting on the Chilkoot Trail, and day users on the Canadian portion of the Chilkoot Trail, require a Permit. Please adhere to Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site regulations at all times.

Crossing the Canadian/US border is not permitted. If hiking the American side, please refer to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park website for more information.


Your safety

Be self-reliant as there is minimal emergency response within the national historic site. Conditions and Comments are based upon the most up-to-date information available at time of posting. Be aware that conditions can change quickly.

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada, British Columbia

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Chilkoot Pass to Happy Camp Snowbound. 02-06-2024: Snowshoes and trekking pole(s) recommended; Avalanche terrain; Snowbound; Route finding skills essential; Route unmarked;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Lindeman City to Bare Loon Lake Good. 02-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Mainly dry;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Happy Camp to Deep Lake Snow covered. 02-06-2024: Snow covered; Snowshoes and trekking pole(s) or ice axe recommended; Unmaintained trail; Avalanche terrain; Risk of post-holing; Route finding skills essential; Route unmarked;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Deep Lake to Lindeman City Mud and snow at higher elevations. 02-06-2024: Snowshoes and trekking pole(s) recommended; Snow at high elevation ; Snow covered sections;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Bare Loon Lake to Bennett Water on trail in some sections. 02-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail is in good condition;  

Log Cabin (Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada)

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Log Cabin Open. 06-07-2023: Respect all posted notices and signs;  
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