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 standard trail markers into four main categories (Trans Canada Trail, Urban Connector, Loop Trail and Destination Trail) and cassified each trail into one of six types (ranging from Urban to Remote Wildnerness)…

 

Trail Categories:

    GREEN SIGNAGE  indicates the Trans Canada Trail

    BLUE SIGNAGE  indicates an urban connector trail to/from the Trans Canada Trail

    WHITE SIGNAGE  indicates a loop trail

    RED SIGNAGE  indicates a one way in/out destination trail

 

 

Trail Classifications:

1: Urban 1
– Full services
– Maps available
– Hard, smooth surface
– Full trail signage
– Most class 1 trails have full cell phone service
– Most, if not all, of trail will be wheel chair accessible

2: Urban 2
– Full services
– Maps available
– Trail marked with signs
– Most class 2 trails have cell phone service
– Improved surface

3: Rural
– Some services
– Basic maps available
– Trail marked with basic signs
– Limited cell phone service
– Improved surface

4: Wilderness
– Basic maps available
– No services
– Some limited signage to indicate route
– Surface condition will vary
Caution advised:
– Encounters with wildlife are likely
– Extreme weather conditions possible, especially in winter
– No cell phone service available for most of the route
– 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
– No detailed maps
– No services
– Un-improved surface
– Minimum signage
Caution advised:
– Encounters with wildlife are likely
– Extreme weather conditions possible, especially in winter
– No cell phone service available for most of the route
– 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 cell phone service available for most of the route
– 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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