The Chilkoot Trail
A Southeast Alaska Inside Passage vacation would not be complete
without learning about its fascinating Gold Rush history.
While hiking either all or part of the
Chilkoot Trail just outside of Skagway, visitors will find history at their feet, literally. Hundreds
of discouraged gold miners ditched their supplies as they gave up their dreams of Klondike
gold and headed home.
Old pick axes, wagon wheels, shovels and countless other items are
found along the 33-mile trail. Less adventurous travelers can walk just part of the trail, while
hardcore hikers will want to take on the once-in-a-lifetime trek. You can get to Skagway by
driving Highway 2 from Whitehorse or by taking a ferry or cruise into the town’s port.