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 Snow covered. 09-06-2022: Avalanche hazard -- travel early; Route finding skills essential; Route unmarked; Snow covered sections; Snow may collapse unexpectedly; Snowshoes and trekking pole(s) or ice axe recommended;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Happy Camp to Deep Lake Snow covered. 09-06-2022: Snowshoes and trekking pole(s) recommended; Danger, stay off the ice; Risk of post-holing; Route finding may be necessary; Route unmarked; Snow may collapse unexpectedly;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Deep Lake to Lindeman City Some snow patches. 09-06-2022: Snowshoes and trekking pole(s) recommended; Flooded sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Risk of post-holing; Sections of deep snow; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Lindeman City to Bare Loon Lake Some wet sections. 09-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Chilkoot Trail, Canada: Bare Loon Lake to Bennett Wet and muddy sections. 09-06-2022: Wet and muddy sections;