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The Best Hiking in Yukon Territory

Looking for the best hiking in Yukon Territory? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Yukon Territory. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Yukon Territory

  • Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon Territory

    Backpack Observation Mountain

    42.3 mi / 6233.6 ft gain
    This trip is within the Kluane National Park and Reserve. The park is neighboured by BC’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park and Alaska’s Glacier Bay / Wrangle St Elias National Parks to cover roughly 110 000 km2 of some of the last truly untouched wilderness on this planet.The park is very rugge...
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  • Carcross, Yukon Territory

    Explore the Carcross Desert

    4.0
    The Carcross Desert is considered by many to be the smallest desert in the world. However, it is actually just sand dunes left over from a glacial lake and is too humid to be an 'official' desert.Just 5 minutes north of the town of Carcross along the Klondike Highway you will come across a roadsi...
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  • Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon Territory

    Summit Sheep Mountain (Tachäl Dhäl) in the Kluane Ranges

    6.8 mi / 3816 ft gain
    You will rarely see another person if you hike early in the season like me, and even in season the Yukon is a remote destination. Covering 480,000 square kilometers, only 34,000 people call the Yukon home. Compare that to the territory's 70,000 moose and you get an idea of it's untouched wilderne...
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  • Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon Territory

    Backpack Rake Mountain

    3.0
    5 mi / 820.2 ft gain
    As a whole, Tombstone Territorial Park boasts a stunning and at times alien landscape but, the Rake Mountain area is particularly beautiful. Park you vehicle at the turn off near kilometer 90 (there is a sign) of the Dempster Highway. Orient yourself northwest towards the small saddle in Rake Mou...
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  • Tagish, Yukon Territory

    Nares Mountain Loop

    4.0
    5.62 mi / 3366 ft gain
    Carcross is a great starting point from where to reach Nares Mountain hike. This track is accessed by car from the the Tagish Road.  From Carcross head north and turn right onto the Tagish Road #8. Drive 2km and turn right into the Choutla Subdivision road. Carry on this road for 1.3km until you...
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  • Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory

    Hike King's Throne Trail

    6.2 mi / 1797.9 ft gain
    To reach the trailhead drive 27 km (17 mi) south of Haines Junction on the Haines Road and then take the road leading to Kathleen Lake day-use area.  The trail begins at the Cottonwood trailhead - you can take the trail behind the wooden cabin in the day use area from the lake shore which will ta...
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  • Haines Junction, Yukon Territory

    Hike the Auriol Trail in Kluane National Park

    9.3 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    Parking is clearly marked and visible from the Haines Highway, 7 km south of Haines Junction.  This trail is reasonably easy and although it does not reach any summit, it offers great views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Haines Junction. When you reach the highest point of the trail you c...
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  • Haines Junction, Yukon Territory

    Camp at Lowell Lake

    Lake Lowell, located in the Yukon's Kluane National Park, is fed by the Alsek River and the lake's namesake glacier, which borders the western shore. When the weather permits, you can see Lowell Glacier and glistening icebergs floating through the lake. There is access to a ridge hike (intermedia...
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