Chilkoot Trail (CT)

Canada Canada
United States United States

Worth knowing

The Chilkoot Trail runs for a length of 51 kilometers through Canada and Alaska in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 3 days to walk the Chilkoot Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight on campsites.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Chilkoot Trail

51 km
Elevation gain
1.700 m
Elevation loss
1.000 m
Highest Point
Chilkoot Pass / 1.067 m
Lowest Point
Chilkoot Trail Outpost / 5 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
51 km
1.700 m
1.000 m
Chilkoot Pass
1.067 m
Chilkoot Trail Outpost
5 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Chilkoot Trail
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Chilkoot Trail
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Chilkoot Trail is:


Arrival to the Chilkoot Trail

You will arrive via Whitehorse / Erik Nielsen International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Flugzeug / Zu Fuß. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Departure from the Chilkoot Trail

Departure is via Whitehorse / Erik Nielsen International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Flugzeug / Fähre. Takes about 5 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Chilkoot Trail

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