Top of the World Highway

EASY 1 reviews

Top of the World Highway is a 79 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Tok, Alaska that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
79.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
12995 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

nature trips

scenic driving

views

hiking
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The road from Dawson City, YT to the road intersection south of TOK has many places to look at the beautiful scenery. The area is especially desolate and there are few facilities along the drive. The town of Chicken has some interesting art, a music festival, mining artifacts, and the standard tourist paraphernalia - and a real funky little bar. The road is packed clay on the Canadian side and paved and degraded paved on the American side and can be quite messy when the weather is bad - which is often. There are some small side hikes but the really spectacular scenery is a long way off with no real access from the road.