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Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float

Skagway, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2491
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Awesome excursion!

I highly recommend this combination trail hike/float trip to anyone visiting Skagway who is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas N
Good combination excursion

Hike up first two miles of trail with some scrambling with great knowledgeable guide Matt. Would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Skagway, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2491

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this combination trail hike/float trip to anyone visiting Skagway who is physically capable of a moderately strenuous hike (it was really pretty easy). The guide, Alex Schram, was very knowledgeable and entertaining! It was awesome to be able to hike part of...More

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hike up first two miles of trail with some scrambling with great knowledgeable guide Matt. Would not recommend this for anyone who does not like walking and is not prepared to do a bit of slow scrambling as pace is very easy with frequent stops...More

Thank davewilc0
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our guide (Alex Schram) was very informative and entertaining...even with his bad jokes!! It was a fantastic getaway, loved getting a first hand view of nature. I would definitely recommend the Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float.

Thank b0xerlady
Reviewed 8 September 2017

August 20-27, 2017 we cruised on the Norwegian Pearl through "Glacier Bay" Alaska. Great ship, great time, but for right now I am reviewing the "Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float" - one of half dozen excursions we did on our vacation. It was a fantastic...More

Thank Nora Z
Reviewed 6 September 2017

While at port, we stopped over at Skagway Tours and decided to do the Hike and Float Tour. We were already in hiking boots, so it was a plus, since it had been raining and the trail was wet and a little muddy. We were...More

Thank jaypeg47
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We booked the tour thru Holland America as part of our land tour. We were so lucky to have a sunny day AND Robert as our guide. His background and interest in forestry as well as the flora and fauna was extremely informative. The hike...More

Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had nothing planned in advance for Skagway and found this excursion when we got off the ship at the visitor center. Bob picked us up at the scheduled time and took us on an outstanding adventure (hike and float). The hike was just challenging...More

Thank wlr174
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Our group of 7 was looking forward to getting away from the cruise ship and into a little exercise in a beautiful setting. We scored big with great weather and having "Mac" as our guide for this excursion. The hike along the river was fun....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We hiked about 4 miles of the Chilkoot trail followed with a calm float down the river. The beauty of the forest is indescribable and photos can't capture it either. We were guided by Sam, who was very knowledgeable, passionate, and fun. The hike is...More

Thank Craig K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Skagway couple of days ago and booked this through the cruise but from the moment Mac picked us up we knew we'll enjoy the day. He was funny and informative, the hike itself was unbelievably beautiful and the float was very relaxed. Even...More

Thank Galit B
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Joan G
8 March 2017|
Response from Gene S | Reviewed this property |
There is more benefit to doing this hike in a smaller group. That way it also becomes a better learning experience too. The guides are well-trained and very knowledgeable about the Alaskan ecosystem too. I book groups trips... More
Joan G
8 March 2017|
Response from Ken J | Reviewed this property |
I believe you could. But They said they would like to have a group less than 10. You may negotiate with them before you sign up. I hope they accommodate your request! Good luck!
3 October 2016|
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Response from Brian K | Reviewed this property |
NO, not even close. Its a short 2 mile hike. The full trail is a major multi day undertaking. This was an enjoyable cruise excursion!!