Hiking & Trails

From the timid to the adventurous, anyone can experience the best of Skagway's wilderness on hikes as brief as a few minutes to as long as a several days.

This brochure is not intended to replace a good topo map, but it will provide you with a glimpse of the Chilkoot Trail, Lower Dewey Lake, Northern Bench to Icy Lake, Upper Dewey Lake, Sturgill’s Landing, Yakutania Point, Skyline Trail and A.B. Mountain, the Denver Glacier and Laughton Glacier. Available at the Skagway Visitor Center in the historic AB Hall on Broadway.

12 Trails, 85 Miles, 1 Summer. Duff’s Backcountry Outfitters is putting out the challenge to hike all 12 Skagway local trails in 1 Summer. Snap a pic of you on each trail and turn it in at Duff’s. Hike all 12 trails and you enter our wall of finisher fame and get hooked up with a sweet swag bag full of outdoor goodies and a finisher t-shirt.

The Klondike Road Relay runs every year from Skagway to Whitehorse in the month of September. The race offers physical challenge, team camaraderie, and the gracious northern hospitality of Alaska and the Yukon. The relay is run on paved highway throughout the night and into the next day over challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery. Runners are often treated to beautiful starlit nights with displays of northern lights.

Known far and wide as one of the hardest – and most rewarding – marathons in North America, the Skagway Marathon has quite the reputation. This 26-mile run climbs multiple hills as it traces its way through pristine Southeast Alaskan fjord coastline, through a glacially-carved valley, an enchanting Sitka Spruce wood, over the Taiya River tressle bridge, past numerous trickling streams, up West Creek Valley, before finally reaching a forest opening with a spectacular view of West Creek Glacier and breathtaking mountain peaks and alpine scenery. Yeah… Whoa is right.

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