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Address: Skagway, AK 99827
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Join us on the Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float as you retrace the steps of...

Join us on the Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float as you retrace the steps of the gold seekers of 1898 on the Historic Chilkoot Trail. You will begin your journey in Skagway with a 20min drive out to the Chilkoot Trail head. From there you will embark on a 2 mile hike (350 ft elevation gain) lead by our very knowledgeable guides, as they tell you stories of the gold rush, point out flora and fauna along the trail, and look for signs of wildlife. Once your hike is complete, you will enjoy a scenic float on our 18ft ore framed rafts down the Taiya river (no white water). Once at the take out, enjoy warm beverages and a snack before heading back to town.

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Great hike afternoon

Alex guided our hike and raft float and was very knowledgeable about local history and plant life. Highly recommend this for a good afternoon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Alex guided our hike and raft float and was very knowledgeable about local history and plant life. Highly recommend this for a good afternoon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The guide Alex was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the native plants and there uses The trail was not difficult there is some climbing but there are some steps on the way up. This is just short of 2 miles, but it is an incredible trail. Well worth the trip. The float was great too. About... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was a great hike and float. Our tour guide had so much energy and information to share. There were parts that were steep but everyone with us did fine.

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

I took this as an excursion from the Princess Cruise. I guess this tour company is the same one as I took, judging from the color of boat and life jackets. Our group was small group, less than 10 in number. The hike is moderate, but one with knee and back problems should avoid this tour. It was cloudy, but... More 

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Manitoba
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our guide Zach was exceptional..His love of the area was evident and loved his explanation about the glacial landscape. Not an easy hike,lots of climbing up and down, but Zach made sure we got lots of rest stops along the way. Saw bald eagles and Tom Hanks ( the lonely seal) on the rafting trip. Highly reccommend this to anyone... More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had a blast with Jeremy as our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable of the history of the path, as well as the plant and animal life that you find on it. He was very accommodating of us taking lots of pictures and even suggested it a few times.

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Thank Thomas S
Milwaukee
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

I'm not sure anything was more fun than our hike along the Chilkoot Trail with Becca as our guide. From a scenery perspective, this feels like walking through Middlearth. The hike is moderately physical, however a couple that joined us with an older (70s) gentleman using a cane was able to keep up, so don't be daunted by the idea... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our very knowledgeable guide, Zach, led us on an wonderful hike. Zach went into great detail explaining how the area was created and I left with a better understanding of what happens after a glacier retreats and a forest "moves in". Four of us traveling together (all in our mid-60's) in reasonably good shape made it with only the occasional... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our guide Bob was quite knowledgable and friendly enough. I respect anyone who takes pride in their work and shares their wisdom on the Alaskan hinterlands; although he was a bit grumpy and unnecessarily snapped at a fellow hiker for picking more than the two berries he told us we could forage. I do think that float trip toward the... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our guide Zach did and amazing job of leading us through the resin forest terrain and river float! This would be strenuous for older folk who aren't in shape. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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