Grey Mountain Trail is a 5.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.3 km Elevation Gain: 257 m Route Type: Out & Back

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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 2.5 km 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.

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1 month ago

Walked up the black diamond bike trails (Easy Money, Money Shot) from the parking lot to the summit. You can see them marked (or on Trailforks, the Mtb app). Just keep an ear out for people flying down the trail. We didn’t see anyone. Strenuous hike up with 1000ft of elevation over about 1.5mi. Views from the top were awesome, but slightly obscured by smoke from forest fires. Still worth the climb. Be sure to stick to the main trail to the radio tower on descent. We tried an offshoot that terminated in an impassable, mosquito-ridden pond after 25mins of descent. Had to retrace almost back to summit. Walked down service road back to lot. Great hike though. Legs are on fire!!!

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1 month ago

You definitely need a decent vehicle with good clearance to get up to the radio tower parking. If not, park about 2.5 km down. You will notice a large parking area. The road noticeably changes for the worse at this point. You really can’t miss it. Once there, it is a beautiful walk. Not too difficult at all. The view is amazing. Make sure you do not miss doing this if you are in Whitehorse.

2 months ago

Did this hike June 12, 2019. Wildflowers were pretty, but not all blooming yet. Drove up in jeep and glad to have 4WD. The trail was mostly soft earth, with roots and occasional rain puddles. Not at all slippery. There were some narrow spots on the rocky tops. Good handholds though. Gorgeous scenery. Loved looking down at the valleys each side seeing the rain move around.

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike I hiked it from a trail head further down the mountain from the communication towers Initial part was challenging/difficult. Once at the top the ridge is very easy

5 months ago

Great 360 views, even from just the first peak where we stopped. But should be noted that you can’t drive to the trailhead in the winter. We hiked along the road for about 2.5km to get to the trail.

11 months ago

Fun trail, not too difficult and easy access from Whitehorse.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

This is a great trail with fantastic views the entire way - LOS goes for miles in every direction and is especially nice if you've already done a couple hikes on nearby peaks since you can easily see them. Possible to avoid the steepest parts if they're too much for you, but each offers great views and so are all worth doing. The road up is bumpy once you get past the Biathlon centre but saves what would otherwise be an uneventful climb - keep driving right up to the radio tower and the trailhead sign.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Great views of Whitehorse, Marsh Lake and Lake Laberge as well as south view towards Carcross. Definitely a worthwhile hike!

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