Chilkoot Trail at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
The Chilkoot Trail and Pass was an important trading route between the interior and coastal Native Alaskans for centuries before the arrival of Euro-American pioneers. It became a primary route of the Stampeders traveling to the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. Today, it is primarily used recreationally.

The trail offers dramatic changes in climate, terrain, and vegetation as it climbs from near sea level in temperate coastal rainforest, through subalpine and montane vegetation zones, and to the alpine tundra below the summit of the pass.

The Chilkoot Trail is a component landscape of the thirty-three mile international Chilkoot Corridor, extending from the head of the Lynn Canal in Alaska to Bennett, British Columbia. The landscape is part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

[These photos reflect a segment of trail from the trailhead to the historic Canyon City townsite.]
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