Trail Conditions

 

Trail Conditions

 

Trail conditions listed here are for reference only, actual conditions will vary.  After your 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 Good 02 Jan 2021 trail was reported to be good condition.
Annie Lake Road to Wolf Creek Fair 02 Jan 2021 trail reported as bumpy sections but otherwise good.
Atlin Area No Report  
Bonneville Lakes Fair 09 Jan 2021 reported to be well used and some bumpy sections but otherwise good condition with good snow coverage.
Canol Road No Report 07 Jan 2021 reported to be good from Johnson Crossing for approx. first 50 km north, no current reports north of that.
Carcross Area No Report  
Coal Lake Road Fair Copper Haul to tree line groomed 17 Jan 2021. 28 Dec 2020 from tree line to Coal Lake trail was drifted over in some places but otherwise fair to good.
Coal Lake Road to Fish Lake Fair 28 Dec 2020 trail was good in some sections, and had deep snow and angled wind drifts in other sections. Caution is advised it’s currently very easy to loose the trail along some sections.
Copper Haul Road
(Fish Lake Rd – McLean Lake Trail)
Good Groomed 27 Feb 2021.  CAUTION ADVISED: Ruts in trail near Fish Lake Road end, groomers have been through and cleaned most of the ruts but there are still some.  Also approximately 1 km south of Copper Haul / Fish Lake Road staging area there is a small creek with open water flowing across the trail and a large pile of snow covered gravel placed on the trail, both reported to be difficult to see in some lighting conditions, warning signs are up and trail is still passable using the temporary bypass is installed for this winter.
Copper Haul Road
(McLean Lake Trail – Mt. Sima Road)
Fair 26 Feb 2021 bumpy throughout but otherwise good.
Copper Haul Road
(Mt Sima Road – Mt Sima via the trail)
Fair 26 Feb 2021 bumpy throughout and some low hanging brush but otherwise fair to good.
Copper Haul Road
(Mt Sima Road – Mt Sima along the road)
Rough 26 Feb 2021 trail was bumpy and caution steep windrow to cross where trail drops on to Mt. Sima Road.
Copper Haul Road
(Mt Sima – Wolf Creek)
Limited Trail is promised to be passable but travel is not recommended for snowmobilers. Crews and heavy equipment are working on the trail for a large fire break project and trail is plowed.  Please use extreme caution if snowmobiling in the area and consider using alternate routes.  See our News page for more details.
Copper Haul/Fish Lake Road – Porter Creek (powerline trail) Good Groomed 12 Feb 2021.
Copper Haul/Fish Lake Road – Porter Creek (upper trail) Fair Groomed 12 Feb 2021.
Crater Lake Trail No Report  
Dawson City Area No Report  
Dawson Overland Trail
Whitehorse – Braeburn
Open 27 Feb 2021 trail was bumpy but otherwise fair.
Haeckel Hill Road Fair 26 Feb 2021 bumpy sections but otherwise good. Groomed 24 Jan 2021.
Haines Junction Area No Report  
Haines Summit Area Open Please check avalanche conditions before going.
Hamilton Blvd Trail Good Groomed 27 Feb 2021.
Hamilton Blvd to Kopper King Fair Groomed 21 Feb 2021.
Hamilton Blvd through tunnel to Airport Good Groomed 27 Feb 2021.
Jackson Lake Trail Good 27 Feb 2021 trail was good. Groomed 12 Feb 2021.
Mayo Area No Report  
McLean Lake Trail Good

28 Feb 2021 trail was good. Groomed 27 Feb 2021.

McIntyre Valley – Alaska Hwy – Copper Haul Fair 04 Jan 2021 bumpy sections but otherwise good. Groomed 31 Dec 2020.
Mt. McIntyre Trail Fair 27 Feb 2021from Copper Haul to the top was bumpy sections throughout but otherwise good. Lower section recently groomed by ski club.
Mt. McIntyre Trail to Fish Lake Fair 27 Feb 2021 caution some wind drifted sections top half and bumpy throughout on the bottom have but otherwise good. Groomed 15 Jan 2021.
Mt. McIntyre Trail to Mt. Sima (Above Copper Haul) Fair

26 Feb 2021 caution several sections with lots of low hanging brush and trees but otherwise fair.

Porter Creek to Kopper King (Pine St. Trail) Good Groomed 20 Feb 2021.
Porter Creek to Whistle Bend Fair Groomed 07 Feb 2021.
Tally Ho Area Open When parking trucks and trailers at the end of the maintained portion of the Annie Lake Road please do not block the road or the private driveway across from the staging area.
Trails North to Alaska Highway / North Klondike Highway intersection Fair Porter Creek to Kulan groomed 05 Feb 2021.  28 Dec 2020 the rest was fair with bumpy sections and caution steep banks at highway crossing.
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 please see our Events page.
Watson Lake Area No Report  
Whistle Bend Trails
(Some trails are non-motorized only)
Fair Groomed 07 Feb 2021.

 

No Report:  No recent reports have been received about this trail or area.
Closed:  Snowmobiling in this area is not recommended and potentially dangerous.
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:  Trail or area is open for snowmobiling and in a rideable condition.
Limited:  Trail is rideable but expect little snow and rough conditions, caution is advised. Travel off trail in this area is not recommended.
Marginal:  Base on trail, but little snow and/or very rough. Travel off trail in this area is not recommended.
Rough:  Base on trail, but expect lots of bumps. Travel off trail with extreme caution.
Fair:  Trail is in good condition but expect bumpy sections. Travel off trail with caution.
Good:  Good base on trail, lots of snow, recently groomed. Travel off trail okay in most areas.
Excellent:  Enjoy the excellent snow conditions.
 

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.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Last updated:  01 March 2021.
  • Please report trail conditions after your ride…
    You can submit trail condition reports using the form on this page, or alternatively you can contact us with your report 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, skiers, dog sleds, ATVs, bikers, hikers, horses, and just about 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!

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