Trail Conditions

 

Trail Conditions

 

Trail conditions listed here are for reference only, actual conditions will vary.  After each ride please report the trail conditions you’ve encountered using the form at the bottom of this page. 

 

Trail / Area: Condition: Notes:
Annie Lake Road to Alligator Lake Fair 23 Feb 2020 trail was bumpy but otherwise good.
Annie Lake Road to Wolf Creek No Report  
Atlin Area No Report  
Bonneville Lakes Fair 09 Feb 2020 trail was fair however limited snow due to wind swept on some sections.
Canol Road No Report  
Carcross Area No Report  
Coal Lake Road Fair 09 Feb 2020 below tree line trail was bumpy but otherwise fair, above tree line trail was also fair however caution lots of hard wind drifts across trail.
Coal Lake Road to Fish Lake Fair 09 Feb 2020 good other than some sections have steep hard wind drifts across trail.
Copper Haul Road
(Fish Lake Rd – McLean Lake Trail)
Good 20 Feb 2020 trail was good, some sections recently groomed by ski club, please do not snowmobile on set ski tracks. Groomed 25 Jan 2020.
Copper Haul Road
(McLean Lake Trail – Mt. Sima Road)
CLOSED As of 17 Dec 2019 the City of Whitehorse has closed this section of trail until further notice for a fire smart project, please see our News page for further details.
Copper Haul Road
(Mt Sima Road – Mt Sima via the trail)
Fair 19 Feb 2020 trail was fair other than several sections throughout have low hanging brush and trees across trail.
Copper Haul Road
(Mt Sima Road – Mt Sima along the road)
Fair 19 Feb 2020 bumpy but otherwise fair
Copper Haul Road
(Mt Sima – Wolf Creek)
Limited Starting 19 Feb 2020 trail partially plowed with crews and equipment working on trail for a fire smart project, please slow down and use extra caution.  See our news page for details.
Copper Haul/Fish Lake Road to Trails North Good Groomed 22 Feb 2020.
Crater Lake Trail No Report Copper Haul road access from Crater Lake trail has been closed by the City of Whitehorse until further notice, please see our News page for details.
Dawson City Area No Report  
Dawson Overland Trail
(Whitehorse – Braeburn)
Fair 22 Feb 2020 reported to have lots of bumpy sections, some ice overflow on the creek crossings and some overflow on Braeburn Lake, otherwise trail was fair.
Haeckel Hill Access Road Good 14 Feb 2020 trail was good.
Haines Junction Area No Report  
Haines Summit Area Open Please check avalanche conditions before going.
Hamilton Blvd Trail Good Good on 24 Feb 2020. Groomed 20 Feb 2020.
Hamilton Blvd to Kopper King Good Good on 24 Feb 2020. Groomed 20 Feb 2020.
Hamilton Blvd through tunnel to Airport Good

Groomed 12 Feb 2020.

Jackson Lake Trail Fair Haeckel Hill trail to Jackson Lake good, groomed 22 Feb 2020. 14 Feb 2020 some bumpy sections throughout and caution large steep snow pile across trail where trail meets road between Jackson Lake and Fish Lake, otherwise trail is good.
Mayo Area No Report  
McLean Lake Trail Fair 20 Feb 2020 caution some wheel ruts and several bumpy sections, otherwise trail was fair to good. Groomed 05 Feb 2020.
McIntyre Valley – Alaska Hwy – Copper Haul No Report  
Mt. McIntyre Accent Fair 19 Feb 2020 lower section recently groomed by ski club, please do not snowmobile on set ski tracks. 26 Jan 2020 trail to the top was bumpy but otherwise good.
Mt. McIntyre Accent to Mt. Sima
(Above Copper Haul)
Fair 19 Feb 2020 trail was fair however caution ice overflow across trail near Mt. McIntyre end, and several sections have low hanging brush across trail. Trail is open from Mt McIntyre trail to Mt Sima road, but the access to the Copper Haul road between the two has been blocked by the City of Whitehorse, please see our News page for details.
Mt. McIntyre Accent to Fish Lake No Report  
Porter Creek to Kopper King (Pine St. Trail) Good Good on 24 Feb 2020. Groomed 20 Feb 2020.
Porter Creek to Whistle Bend Good Groomed 14 Feb 2020.
Trails North to Alaska Highway / North Klondike Highway intersection Fair 05 Feb 2020 the section of trail behind Kulan was reported to have lots of wheel ruts and some low hanging brush across trail.
Skagway Summit Area Open Please check avalanche conditions before going. Some weekends are non-motorized only in the Skagway summit area, for further details and a schedule see our Events page.
Watson Lake Area No Report  

 

The K.S.A. grooms these trails for the City of Whitehorse:

Airport Perimeter Trail No Report Caution multiple unmarked sections along the cliffs that are narrow and prone to avalanches and/or landslides
Crestview Walking Trail
(NON-MOTORIZED ONLY)
No Report  
Whistle Bend Trails
(Some trails are non-motorized only)
Good Groomed 14 Feb 2020.
Millennium Trail and The Great Trail from Two Mile Hill to Millennium Trail
(NON-MOTORIZED ONLY)
No Report As of February 2015 the K.S.A. no longer grooms this trail for the City of Whitehorse, the city will plow it instead. Caution some sections are very icy during winter.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Last updated:  24 February 2020.
  • Please report trail conditions after your ride…
    You can submit trail condition reports using the form at the bottom of this page, by phone or text to 867 667 7680, by e-mail to klonsnow@gmail.com, or by messaging us on Facebook. The trail conditions listed above are only as up to date as riders like you help us make them. 
  • Respect all trail users…
    The vast majority of the trails in the Yukon are considered “multi-use”. This means they are open to snowmobiles, skis, dog sleds, ATVs, bikes, hikers, horses, and everything in between. Please respect all the user groups, and slow down and give extra room when passing others on the trails.
  • Wheeled vehicles are not allowed on any of the multi-use trails from November 1st through March 31st each year… Includes (but not limited to) cars, trucks, ATVs on wheels and side by sides on wheels.
    Each winter our volunteers spend hundreds of hours grooming trails, and it only takes one wheeled vehicle powering through to shred a trail’s snow base and ruin it for everyone else. If you see a wheeled vehicle on a multi-use trail in Whitehorse between November 1st and March 31st please note the license plate or any other distinguishing features and phone the City of Whitehorse trouble line at 867 667 2111, it’s available 24/7.
  • Please give way to groomers…
    Groomers are far heavier and less maneuverable than most other sleds on the trail. For the safety of both yourself and our volunteers please slow down and give them the right of way. Also be aware that our groomers and trail crews are all volunteers and they may be on any of the trails at any hour.
  • For gate access please call us at 867 667 7680. Special project? Did we miss one during the changing of the seasons? Call us and we’ll bring the key!
  • Interested in Grooming? Trail repairs? We can always use your help! Please check out or Volunteer page for more information.
  • Looking for a riding buddy?  Post on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/klondikesnowmobile

 

 

What the conditions mean:

No Report:  No recent reports have been received about this trail.
Closed:  Snowmobiling not recommended, dangerous and/or no snow.
No Snow:  As of last report there is not enough snow to go snowmobiling here.
Plowed:  Trail has been plowed to the point of having little or no snow.
Open:  Trails are in a rideable condition.
Limited:  Trails are rideable but expect little snow, no base, and caution is advised.
Marginal:  Base on trail, but little snow and/or very rough. Travelling off trail in this area is not recommended.
Rough:  Base on trail, but expect lots of bumps. Travelling off trail in this area is not recommended.
Fair:  Trail is in reasonably good condition but expect some bumps. Travel off trail with caution.
Good:  Good base on trail, lots of snow, recently groomed. Travelling off trail should be okay in most areas.
Excellent:  Conditions are perfect.
 

 

Submit a Trail Condition Report:

  • (Required) Please indicate the date you rode the trails or areas you are reporting.
  • (Required) Please list the trails and areas you rode, the condition of each trail or area, and any warnings or comments you may have.
  • (Optional) Please provide an e-mail if it is okay for us to contact you regarding your trail report for further details or clarifications if needed.

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