Yukon Trails

Yukon Trails

 

Below is a series of short write ups about some of our snowmobile and multi-use trails around the Yukon.  For current trail condition reports, please see our Trail Conditions page.

Trans Canada Trail
Bonneville Lakes loop
Coal Lake Road
Copper Haul Road
Dawson Overland Trail
Jackson Lakes loop

 

Trans Canada Trail

Known simply as “The Great Trail”, the Trans Canada Trail is a multi-use trail that connects Canada from coast to coast to coast.  It is made up of hundreds of individual trails linked together to form over 20,000 km of continuous multi-use trail. The trail now passes through all 13 provinces and territories, and the Yukon is home to approximately 1,600 km of The Great Trail.  For more information on the Trans Canada Trail and the trails that make up the Yukon portion of it, please visit our Trans Canada Trail page at www.ksa.yk.ca/trails/trans-canada-trail.

 

Bonneville Lakes Loop

The Bonneville Lakes loop trail is a beautiful afternoon snowmobile ride just a few minutes west of Whitehorse.  It is a class four wilderness trail between the western shore of Fish Lake (approximately half way down the lake) and the trail network between Fish Lake and Jackson Lake.  Starting and finishing where Fish Lake Road meets Fish Lake, this loop is approximately 30 km.  The route includes frozen lake riding across Fish Lake, hill climbing and descending to hop over to Bonneville Lakes (don’t forget to look behind you for amazing mountain views), a trail across alpine and sub-alpine terrain, and finishes with a winding trail through the forest back to Fish Lake Road.  This route offers travelers a wide variety of scenery and terrain in a relatively short distance.  A variety of wildlife such as caribou and moose also frequent the area.  Travelers are advised this is a class four wilderness trail with very limited signage and no services, and the trail can easily be obscured by blowing snow.  It is highly recommended that you go with someone who knows the way.

 

Coal Lake Road

The Coal Lake Road is a multi-use class four destination trail from the Copper Haul Road to Coal Lake. The trail starts right at the Sima Creek crossing on the Copper Haul Road, and immediately begins climbing through the forest and up into the alpine terrain between Golden Horn mountain and Mount Granger. Just above the tree line there are some information signs about various topics of interest in the area. The trail splits here, left to Golden Horn mountain and to the right is the Coal Lake trail which winds through the alpine area and eventually to Coal Lake. Along this section there is also a trail branching off to Fish Lake. Please note from the Copper Haul Road to the signs just above the tree line is a relatively easy and well marked trail, but beyond that point the trail becomes a remote wilderness route with very limited signage and extreme conditions possible. Travel beyond that point is not recommended unless you are with someone who knows the way.

 

Copper Haul Road

The Copper Haul Road serves as the “main line” of Trans Canada Trail in the Whitehorse area.  It is a year-round class three multi-use trail that runs north/south just west of urban Whitehorse, and connects several multi-use trail networks. The Copper Haul Road was originally constructed in the early 1900s as a spur line of the White Pass and Yukon Route railway to service several copper mines in the area, and when the last mine closed in the early 1980s the road was recycled into a multi-use trail.  For more information check out our Copper Haul Road page at www.ksa.yk.ca/trails/copper-haul-trail.

 

Dawson Overland Trail

During the Klondike Gold Rush, and for years before and after, the only way to travel between Whitehorse and Dawson City was via the Yukon River.  In 1902 the Yukon government contracted the White Pass & Yukon Route to build a winter road between the two communities, which was both shorter and safer than using the river.  The Dawson Overland Trail has long since been replaced by the North Klondike Highway, but the Takhini to Braeburn section remains open for adventure!  This approximately 100 km section is a class five wilderness trail running from the Takhini River Road just outside of Whitehorse to Braeburn Lodge on the North Klondike Highway.  For more information please visit our Dawson Overland Trail page at www.ksa.yk.ca/trails/dawson-overland-trail.

 

Jackson Lakes Loop

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