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Miles Canyon Loop is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 9.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,062 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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25 days ago

I normally started around riverdale, by hidden lakes or else off of miles canyon road. Beautiful hikes around the canyons and lakes. Dog loved it but had to be leased around the canyon and the dangerous cliff edges. So many different routes you can take as well.

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1 month ago

Great hike with some beautiful views at the halfway point!! Next time I will attempt to go a bit further!! Road side of the lake is a bit underwhelming, but a great cool down

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1 month ago

Beautiful views, easy loop. I took my time to take in the scenery, and made it around in three hours. Trails are in good condition and easy to follow.

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7 months ago

Trail was ok... granted it’s November, but. I wouldn’t do the full loop again. The last (or first depending which way you go) section of asphalt is anticlimactic. I would personally head upstream and just explore around the basalts and suspension bridge. That was worth the walk it is a stunning view

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11 months ago

Très belle randonnée près de la ville de Whitehorse à faire! Une vue incroyable sur le Yukon river presque tout le long! Sentier également emprunté par les amateurs de vélo de montagne!

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Thu Jun 27 2019

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Thu Jun 20 2019

Amazing views! the colours of the water and the trees were unbelievable.

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Wed Jun 12 2019

Gorgeous trail! You have a beautiful view of the water, with multiple spots to stop and have a family picnic.

Tue Jun 11 2019

Definitely a must do while visiting Whitehorse! There are many trails you can choose that are fun for all ages and abilities! Gorgeous views made for awesome photo opportunities!

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Sat Apr 27 2019

Beautiful well used, popular trail

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Thu Mar 21 2019

Went during Christmas break (before having this app). Very easy trail. Trail is always packed down. Always a lot of visitors year round.

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Sun Oct 21 2018

Some really great views. About 20 % of this route is either paved trail or road. One section along the western part is a small and uneven trail along a cliff side. Would definitely be dangerous during ice or snow. There is parking closer to where the path loops that saves you some of the pave walking towards the SS Klondike and shortens probably a km.

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Sun Oct 14 2018

A quiet route with variety in hills, flats, forest trails, pavement, and beautiful scenery. Decently marked with trail signs but some trail junctions are not marked.

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Wed Oct 10 2018

Cool hike

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Mon Jun 25 2018

Nice, easily accessible trail with varied scenery and good chances to encounter wildlife (foxes, bald eagles, black bears). It's popular with trail runners but not crowded apart from the area around the suspension bridge.

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