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Best trails in Yukon

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Trying to find the best Yukon trails? AllTrails has 63 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Whitehorse, Haines Junction or Carcross, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 23 moderate trails in Yukon ranging from 1.2 to 37.2 miles and from 1,046 to 6,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - King's Throne Peak
Kluane National Park and Reserve
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
From the parking lot, follow the old mining road through the forest and eventually alongside Kathleen Lake. You will reach a fork in the road with a log sign post which indicates to go left for King's Throne/Cottonwood Trail or right for Kathleen Lake. The sign post may be knocked down. If in doubt, always stay to the left on the road. Take the left and continue until you reach the second fork with another log signpost which indicates to go left for King's Throne or right for the Cottonwood Trail. Take the left path which immediately begins to climb steadily upwards. After a steady climb in the trees, you will reach the treeline and will be following the rest of the path through loose rocks. Here you will get your first view of Kathleen Lake and the surrounding valley. The path switchbacks up the rock glacier and should be clearly visible if there is no snow on the trail. You will reach an obvious plateau in the 'seat' of the King's Throne with an amphitheater of rocky ridges surrounding you. This is a popular lunch stop with an amazing view, and is the turn around point if you are not interested in climbing along the steep ridge to the summit or are looking for a shorter hike. If you decide to continue up towards the summit, the trail becomes more difficult, but is well worth the effort for the extra view of the other side of the mountain. Facing the mountain, you will be taking the left ridge, so continue along the trail and follow it up the steep climb to the top of the ridge. This left ridge will eventually lead to the summit on the right, so don't be tempted to take a short cut and climb the ridge on the right - it's even more steep with loose rocks. The climb is steep but you're rewarded constantly with new views. You will soon get a view of Dezadeash Lake to your left. The trail should remain clearly visible except in some rocky scree areas where the trail is not always easy to see. At the top of the ridge will be a plateau where you get a view of some of the mountains adjacent to King's Throne. However, you also get a taste of the brutal winds that can knock you straight off your feet, so you may decide to take a few photos and continue along the ridge right away. After another steady climb you will finally be rewarded with a magnificent view behind the mountain. Carefully follow the thin ridge towards the summit of the King's Throne. Valleys, rivers, lakes, and mountains seem to continue without end. On a clear day you can see the large massif of Mount Alverstone, Mount Hubbard, and Mount Kennedy from here - which is so magnificent as to give you a chill. Return the way you came up.Show more
#2 - Miles Canyon Loop
Whitehorse, Yukon
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
This is an easy to moderate hike starting right in Whitehorse, i.e. there's no need to drive to a trailhead. Follow the Yukon River anywhere downtown, heading towards the Millennium Trail and the Fish Ladder. At the Fish Ladder, hike up the Lookout Trail (look for signs or ask the friendly staff at the Fish Ladder) and then follow the trail first along Schwatka Lake and then along Yukon River and the Canyon. The trail will intersect paved roads a couple of times, but there are always signs pointing out the trail. The route along the river is very scenic, but be aware that this is bear country. And be sure to bring bug spray. Cross the suspension bridge at the canyon junction and follow the trail along the river and lake back to Whitehorse. You will have to walk along paved roads for some stretches. Along the lake the trail runs along the bottom of clay cliffs and is probably not recommended for people with vertigo.Show more
#3 - Whitehorse Millennium Trail
Whitehorse, Yukon
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
#4 - Sheep Creek Trail
Destruction Bay, Yukon
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
#5 - Fish Lake Loop
Whitehorse, Yukon
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
This trail starts at a high altitude and is so close to Whitehorse that you can get off work and be walking along a ridge in the alpine in no time. Once on the ridge, there are many options and ample opportunity for exploring. The trailhead starts at the north end of the lake where the narrow road veers left. The trail continues straight from here. Once the trail starts climbing, it becomes braided and muddy due to frequent horse rides up to the ridge. After an hour or less, you will be above the treeline and have a view of Fish Lake. Continue climbing to the top of the ridge to get a panoramic view of the Bonneville Lakes and Boundary mountain ranges. You have many options at the top of the ridge. To the right (north) is a nice ridge to explore. To the left (south) is a small summit to climb which can continue on to even higher ridges. Straight ahead (west) is a path down to Bonneville Lakes. If you choose to go down to Bonneville Lakes, there is a path along the close side of the lakes that continues south to the end of the lakes. There are places to pitch a tent along the lakes, the most obvious spot being at the very south end of the lakes, about 6kms from the top of the ridge.Show more
#6 - Grey Mountain Trail
Whitehorse, Yukon
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
The trailhead starts right from the communication towers. There are many trails along the ridge which end up at the same place - follow the most developed trail to prevent further erosion. After 2.5km you will reach the summit and have a great view of the surrounding area. If you want to continue walking along the ridge, follow one of the main trails towards the second, lower peak. The trail can be faint at times. To continue on from the second peak to the third, you will have to descend out of the alpine. This requires some very moderate bushwacking to the other side where you will ascend towards the third peak. There isn't much of a trail at some points, so pick your own way if necessary. The third peak offers the best view of Whitehorse. From here, turn around and follow the same route back. Although this hike is close to town, there is evidence of bear activity such as bear droppings and digging marks. Act as you would on any other trail, making noise at intervals so as not to surprise a bear when you climb over a crest.Show more
#7 - Auriol Trail
Kluane National Park and Reserve
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
#8 - Grizzly Lake Trail
Tombstone Territorial Park
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Length: 26.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
Grizzly Lake Trail is a well established multi-day Out and back route that has three distinct parts: trailhead to Grizzly Lake, Grizzly Lake to Divide Lake and Divide Lake to Talus Lake. Each has an established site with tent pads, food cache, toilets and small cook Tents. You must register and use bear proof canisters for any overnight trips. You can book the tent sites online. Camping is not allowed anywhere other than the dedicated sites. The scenery is spectacular. They call the Tombstone mountains the Patagonia of the North for a reason! You can do a part of this trail for a scenic lookout, or continue along the ridge to Grizzly Lake. Grizzly Lake itself has a site with boards to set up your tent on.Show more
#9 - Wolf Creek Trail
Whitehorse, Yukon
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
#10 - Carcross Desert Viewpoint
Carcross, Yukon
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
Carcross Desert is considered the smallest desert in North America. It is technically sand dunes and the remains of an ancient glacial lake. You can hike up towards the highest point in the desert for a 180 degree view of the desert, mountains, and Bennett Lake from a distance.Show more
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