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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

Highlights
  • Moderate-level hiking shore excursion along the Chilkoot Trail from Skagway
  • Active trek through a temperate rain forest, learning about wildlife and vegetation from a knowledgeable guide
  • Hop aboard a rubber raft and float downstream through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour
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Overview
When your ship docks in Skagway, discover the Chilkoot Trail by foot and water on this half-day hike and float tour. After a scenic van ride, embark on a moderate-level, 2-mile (3.2-km) trek with a knowledgeable guide. Then, you’ll climb aboard a rubber raft for a tranquil float down Taiya River. Have a blast retracing the footsteps of stampeding prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush. Don’t miss this family-friendly active adventure, one of Skagway’s most affordable hiking and rafting tours.
What to Expect

After port pickup in Skagway, your approx. 4-hour shore excursion starts with a pleasant 10-mile (16-km) van ride along the coastline to Chilkoot Trail. Upon arrival at the trailhead, follow your knowledgeable guide into a temperate rainforest. Your active moderate-level hike covers 2 miles (3.2 km) and begins on steep, uneven ground that ascends in elevation about 300 feet (92 meters), before proceeding downhill and then on level terrain for the last mile.

Along the way, look for local wildlife and plants, and hear engaging tales about Skagway and the Klondike Gold Rush. The Chilkoot Trail provided the most direct route between the Skagway/Dyea area and the Klondike Gold Fields around Dawson City in the Yukon. During your hike, you’ll be retracing part of the same path that prospectors of long-ago took to get around Skagway's White Pass Trail and arrive at the Yukon River.

Then, climb aboard a rubber raft seating maximum 11 passengers and drift along the Taiya River, which flows parallel to the Chilkoot Trail. Your river float takes you through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Keep your eyes peeled and listen for possible wildlife, including otters, eagles, bears and salmon. (Note: Wildlife sightings though possible are not guaranteed)

Wrap up your rafting journey with a riverbank snack.

Your Chilkoot tour ends with transport back to Skagway's cruise terminal.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
“‘MERICA!!!” With Matt

Had a great time with Matt despite the altered itinerary due to recent flooding. We were introduced to a couple different bird calls, most notably the Bald Eagle! Lots of fun

Thank FultonB2016
Reviewed 1 week ago
Educational hike and relaxing float

We have done this tour once before and had Bob (Yukon Bob) as our guide. He is a classic and has been in the area a long time. This time we had a younger guide named Sam. Sam was helpful in offering a hand to...More

Thank Kris D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Hiking and Float Adventure

This excursion was just as described. The hike is steep and a bit strenuous at first but then levels off. Our guide, Bob, made many stops to talk about the ecosystem and to allow time to look around and take in the beauty of the...More

1  Thank RaySt2014
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful experience

Had a wonderful time on this hike and float. Our guide Alyssa was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. Eight family members from age 10 to 72. Pretty steep climb if you are not in shape. Toward the end I said I wished we...More

Thank Kat1787
Reviewed 1 week ago
A famous trail with a sensory overload sun/mountain/water raft float

Our guide Joe speaks a bit like Mark Twain with simple details and rich content. It started in the van as he pointed out sights with their histories. On the Chilkoot Trail he pointed out poisonous/edible berries, irritant plants, native American medicinal plants, and bear...More

Thank Sam J
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samjam2013
14 July 2018|
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Response from amylawson2018 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few places where you have to scramble up and down some rocks - if you are fit and able, you should be able to handle it. I highly recommend making use of the walking poles they have for your use. Our guide was... More
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4 hours, was back around 12:00 pm on the 8:00 am tour
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