Hike the Chilkoot Trail
The Skagway area offers ocean views, mountain peaks, boreal forest, lakes, waterfalls and more. There is no better way to truly experience it than to go for a hike! Skagway has a variety of hikes to offer for every skill and interest level. Start small with an easy hike out to Yakutania Point at only 1.6 miles round trip. Or, set out to conquer the famous Chilkoot Trail, a more strenuous 33 miles one way.
The Chilkoot Trail, a traditional trade route turned Gold Rush highway, takes off from Dyea, Alaska, to Lake Bennett, British Columbia, and the Yukon Goldfields. Today, the trail is still used by more than 10,000 people each year who hike, backpack and trail run the 33-mile corridor. Known as “the world’s longest museum” because of the hundreds of artifacts left behind by gold seekers, trail goers can see the evidence of the Gold Rush with every step.
Anyone considering this adventure should research first and then visit the Trail Center, open from May to Sept., to get a permit before setting out.
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