Miles Canyon Loop is a 15.3 kilometer 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
15.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
324 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

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.

hiking
off trail
snow
1 month ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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.

trail running
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

Cool hike

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
12 days ago

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hiking
7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, August 20, 2014