Trail Classification & Signage

Trail Classification and Signage

 
For easier navigation, trip planning, and general reference, the Klondike Snowmobile Association has colour coded most of our trail markers into four categories – The Great Trail, Connector Trail, Loop Trail and Destination Trail – and classified each trail into one of six types ranging from Urban to Remote Wilderness…

 

Trail Signage:

    GREEN SIGNAGE  indicates the The Great Trail

    BLUE SIGNAGE  indicates a connector trail to/from the The Great Trail

    WHITE SIGNAGE  indicates a loop trail

    RED SIGNAGE  indicates a one way in/out destination trail

 

 

Trail Classifications:

1: Urban 1
– Many services on or near trail
– Maps available
– Full trail signage
– Full phone service
– Smooth, hard surface
– Most class 1 trails are wheel chair accessible

2: Urban 2
– Some services on or near trail
– Maps available
– Trail marked with signs
– Most class 2 trails have full phone service
– Improved surface

3: Rural
– Some services near trail
– Basic maps available
– Route is marked with basic signs
– Areas of limited or no phone service may be encountered
– Improved surface

4: Wilderness
– No services
– Basic maps available
– Some limited signage to indicate route
– Surface condition will vary
Caution advised:
– Encounters with wildlife are likely
– Extreme weather conditions possible, especially in winter
– Expect no phone service for some or most of the route on these trails
– Self sufficiency is required
– Good practical camping equipment and knowledge is required
– Always travel with someone who knows the area
– Expect stream crossings with no bridges or culverts
– Tell someone where your going and your estimated time of return

5: Remote wilderness
– Only very basic maps indicating general route are available
– No services
– Un-improved surface
– Minimum signage
Caution advised:
– Encounters with wildlife are likely
– Extreme weather conditions possible, especially in winter
– No phone service is available along most of these trails
– Self sufficiency is required
– Good practical camping equipment and knowledge is required
– River crossings with no bridges can be expected
– Never go alone, and always travel with someone who knows the area
– Tell someone where your going and your estimated time of return

6: Route only
– A designated route only, not an actual trail
– No services
– No signs or other trail markers
– No bridges or other surface improvements
Caution advised:
– Never go alone, and always travel with someone who knows the area

– Be prepared: your own camping gear, food, survival knowledge, etc. is required
– No phone service available along most of these routes
– If you get stuck it may be weeks before help can find you
– Extreme weather conditions possible
– Encounters with wildlife likely
– Tell people where you’re going and your estimated arrival time

 

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