Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! So read the headlines of a Seattle newspaper on July 17, 1897, igniting dreams of easy riches in the minds of thousands as word of a rich gold strike in remote northwestern Canada spreads by telegraph across the globe. The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the subsequent stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event. Hours vary seasonally.

We had to delay our hike due to flooding in mid July. This meant we had to shorten our hike by one night. National Parks did a great job re arranging our itinerary. It was an amazing 4 days.. Lots of fog over the pass but apart from that the views were great. Highly recommend it

Awesome for my first hike! The forest was so comforting

1 month ago

Very easy, make sure you hike about a tenth of a mile (or shorter) up to a rock lookout when you get to the lake by the bridge. It has a beautiful view of the snowcapped mountain.

3 months ago

Did this with my wife. it was my third time over the pass and we had perfect weather and gorgeous views. I love this hike!

like the hike, easy to do even if you are not fit for hiking.

Gorgeous trail - not for the faint of heart! Fairly clear from July through September, but has some nice snow patches for the rest of the year. The view at the top is gorgeous, with cabins up top and extended hiking options (Devil's Punchbowl being a very nice one). Took about 4-5 hours for us but we really took our time up top. Can be done in less if you're quite speedy. Good for a very active family - bring hiking boots!

Easy trail, not too strenuous. A bit of an elevation gain at first, but after that fairly smooth sailing. Like others below, didn't go the whole way around the lake because it all looks just about the same. If you're feeling adventurous, best to try the Upper Dewey as well!

on Chilkoot Pass Trail

4 months ago

Wet, cold, and flooded at the lower elevations. Pick a dry week to do the hike.

Beautiful lake once you get to the top. Very quick elevation gain to start the trip. We didn't bother with the full loop with as small of a lake as it was, as we figured the view was the same all around.

First hike and I'm not very sporty. Made a loop around the lake. without rush, taking pictures of every rock and flower took me 2 hours both ways. Will go again. Further side of the lake is a bit harder: more roots and rocks to climb over.

Nice trail, well maintained. Easy enough that I think anyone could do it.

on Chilkoot Pass Trail

5 months ago

We took five days to do this trail. Everything was great except the flooding that season had a lot of the lower part of the trail shin deep in water. It rained every day. (Hooray for rain forests!) and the loss of a star goes to the lack of a warming/drying stove at the top of the pass in happy camp. You can't call it happy if there's no stove! Haha!! The meal they serve you at the end of the trail at the train station is simple home made type food but seriously the best meal of your life!

8 months ago

Amazing, easy trail (it's most rigorous at the start/end) that loops around a gorgeous lake. Camping locations found along the way.

cross country skiing
1 year ago

Great hike. Beautiful weather. Trail is wide and easy on one side, with the opposite side more difficult being on the "upside" of the mountain. Great views of surrounding peaks above the tree line.
Great to hike at elevation when usually at sea level at or around swamps In Florida!!

trail running
1 year ago

Awesome trail run with great views.

trail running
1 year ago

Trail run while in port with Princess cruise. Beautiful scenery.

The weather was perfect for mid June. Made the hike very enjoyable!