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Chilkoot Trail

Chilkoot Trail

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Practical Info

In Alaska, the Chilkoot Trail is part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Beginning at the bridge over the River Taiya near the town of Dyea (15 miles/24km from Skagway, the trail goes over the Coast Mountains and Chilkoot Pass to Lake Bennett in British Columbia.

There are nine official campgrounds dotted along the trail. To protect against attracting the unwanted attentions of bears along the route, food must be safely stowed and bear spray repellent carried.

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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
$118.47 per adult
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Beautiful
Really enjoyed the trip overall. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, pointed out wildlife and plants, and shared personal stories and history of the area. We really enjoyed it!
Tish_H, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Skagway

star-5
Great guide, small group, beautiful excursion!
Erin L, Sep 2019
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
We had a great time on this excursion; our guide Joe was engaging, funny, very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We lucked out on weather and had a sunny day which made for a beautiful float tour down the river. We saw a lot of bald eagles and a few seals. Definitely recommend this hike as the nature and beauty of the Chilkoot trail is outstanding.
star-4
Hiking with Bob
Alice_S, Jul 2019
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
Overall a very good experience. The hike and float were relatively easy and we learned quite a bit. Our guide Bob was very knowledgeable, very informative, very nice and kept us safe but I do have to admit that our first impression of him was a little shocking...but all is good.
star-5
Becca was extremely Knowledgeable
TracyG1573, Jul 2019
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
Great time . Becca was amazing and made us realize that the world around us is larger than our own bubbles . I came back with a new appreciation for the wonders of our earth .
star-5
Fun and educational
Hillery_T, May 2019
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
This trip included a 2 mile hike on the Chillroot trail. Beautiful forest. Ryan our guide was informative and helpful. I strongly recommend this trip as a way to see some of outdoor terrain and a good contrast to the more touristy activities.
star-5
Hike and Float -
David_W, Aug 2018
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
The hike was beautiful! Our guide was very lnowledgeable and fun. Great experience! We traveled with 2 teenage boys and they enjoyed this tour a lot!
star-5
What a wonderful hike and float!!
mlienau987, Jul 2018
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
This was a wonderful hike. At times up hill and lots of roots to dodge! But I would say great as a moderate level hike. Not for anyone with hip, knee, or stair climbing issues!! The raft ride was very calming and cool after sweating during the hike. Our guide, Gan, was especially knowledgeable about the local fauna, and survival tips on berries and foraging in general!
star-4
Rainforest in Alaska?! It's true!
Cynthia_W, Jul 2018
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
Ferns and mosses galore!More types of mosses than the Amazon rainforest. Not too strenuous or long of a hike. Float trip was spectacular,Bald eagle nests up close and more.
star-4
Chikko then trail hike
Donna_T, Aug 2018
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
Experienced guide and knowledgeable. However , it should be stressed that hike is strenuous and should be done by experienced hikers.
star-5
great family fun!
Jennifer_L, Jul 2018
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
Joe, our guide, was outstanding! The trail was not for beginners. It was more of a moderate hike. Beautiful scenery throughout. The float tour was slightly adventurous, and really beautiful. To cap it off, a healthy snack was provided at the end! Highly recommend!!
star-5
This was an amazing experience. Bob our...
Mark P, Sep 2011
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
This was an amazing experience. Bob our tour guide truley loves his job. We saw bear tracks bear scat, eagles, a brown bear and black bear. I highly recommend this excursion.( Better than sitting on a train.)
star-5
Great way to work off too many trips to the buffett!
Leona_S, Jul 2019
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
We enjoyed our tour with Brooke. She was extremely knowledgeable of the ecosystems along the trail. Given she is native to the area she also knew a lot about the history. She made sure our safety along the trail was her first priority. The scenery is beautiful and the float trip was a perfect way to end the hike. The hike is more than a moderate hike, lots of rocks and steep inclines to navigate. We were able to complete the hiking portion even though we are not die hard hikers. They do offer an easier trail for people who aren't comfortable with the navigating rocks. I thought this was a nice option. We used trekking poles to help with additional points of contact. Brooke did have extra poles if people chose to use them, we brought our own. Back bug spray. I would definitely recommend this trip. We saw great scenery and still left plenty of time to explore the town of Skagway.
star-5
Absolutely Amazing Time!!!
Tonya_L, May 2019
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
Me and my husband had the absolute best time on this excursion. It was difficult for me because I am out of shape, but nothing that I could not handle. I was somewhat winded three times during the hike up the mountain, but the guide made sure that we were able to take as many breaks as needed. I appreciated the fact that he did not rush us to get through the excursion, much like you can get from excursions booked from the cruise ship. The hike was great, but the rafting back down the river really made for a complete experience. The float was very relaxing and entertaining and the guide did all the work and truly practiced safety to ensure no one went overboard. We seen sea lions, bald eagles, and many birds. The float lasted almost an hour and ended with a snack and a little bit of free time. Me and my husband truly enjoyed our time and would do it all over again!

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