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Chilkoot Trail


Distance: 53 km
Elevation Gain: 1070 m (3510 ft)
Time: 3-4 days
Difficulty: Moderate

Follow the stampeders' trail on the infamous Chilkoot Trail. The trail wanders through a diverse landscape - from wet coastal rain forest, up to rocky alpine and then to dry, lichen covered forest. There are campsites along the trail and facilities are provided at every site.

Feather Peak


Distance: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 820 m (2690 ft)
Time: 7 hours
Difficulty: Difficult

This route starts in the sub-alpine and follows along a creek with cascading waterfalls. Along the entire trail you get an amazing view of the mountain scenery all around you. The peak is rocky and feels like a true summit. Feather Peak is also a great area for a range of winter activities.

Fraser Peak


Distance: 11 km
Elevation Gain: 949 m (3114 ft)
Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Difficult

Fraser Peak looks like a giant wedge with a rocky top from the highway at Canada Customs. The hike to the summit is fairly moderate, with a few steep, scrambling sections. The expansive view from the top includes numerous glaciers, towering peaks down the White Pass, and the beautiful lakes and the unique moonscape terrain in this area.

Fraser Ridge


Distance: 6 km
Elevation Gain: 764 m (2507 ft)
Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

The moderate slopes on the side of Fraser Ridge offer good skiing and amazing views. The angle is fairly gentle, and since the ridge is wide open and doesn't have a lot of bumps or trees, it's easy to find a route both up and down.

International Falls


Distance: 8 km
Elevation Gain: 292 m (958 ft)
Time: 2-3 hours
Difficulty: Easy

This hike is a real alpine treat, with easy walking along a beautiful fast flowing creek with waterfalls, in a wide open valley surrounded by mountains. As long as you can survive the very steep but short descent from the highway and the initial creek crossing to reach the main trail, then the rest of the hike is a walk in the park. The international aspect of the hike is because the route starts on the Canadian side of the border and then crosses into the United States. Since the views don't change too much along the route you can easily make this a shorter or longer hike. If you add another 1 km (one way) you can look over into the next valley towards the Chilkoot Trail.

Log Cabin Mountain


Distance: 6 km
Elevation Gain: 821 m (2694 ft)
Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

A great year round destination - most popular with backcountry skiers and splitboarders in the snowy season, but also a great summer hike. Stellar views from the top overlooking the White Pass Area as well as the Chilkoot Trail. According to the BC Gazetteer, there is no official name for this mountain, but other common names include Shallow Peak and Mount Halcyon.

Mount Cleveland


Distance: 4 km
Elevation Gain: 905 m (2969 ft)
Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

The Mount Cleveland area offers lots of varied ski terrain, from simple to advanced. The route described here is a traverse to the southeast peak, 2 kms from the true Mount Cleveland, and highlights the simple and intermediate skiing terrain. When the snow is good, there are some fantastic runs down into an open bowl or glacier. The view from the top of this peak is amazing, and is worth the climb all on its own.

Outhouse Hill


Distance: 4 km
Elevation Gain: 183 m (600 ft)
Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

This hike is an easy way to get out and explore the alpine in the White Pass. You can hike up to a small ridge that has an international border marker which seperates Canada from the USA. Hiking up even further offers a view down the valley towards Skagway. In late July there is a bounty of beautiful wildflowers.

Shark Fin


Distance: 11 km
Elevation Gain: 1221 m (4006 ft)
Time: 8.5 hours
Difficulty: Difficult

If you're looking for a little adventure, then the Shark Fin hike is for you. The trailhead is a little unconventional as you will need a boat (canoe or kayak) to get across Bernard Lake to the start of the hike. The route takes you up to a precipitous subpeak on an unnamed mountain in the White Pass area. The name comes from the shark fin shape of the peak, as viewed from the north. Good route finding skills and a head for heights are needed on this route.

Summit Creek


Distance: 3 km
Elevation Gain: 94 m (308 ft)
Time: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Summit Creek flows through a narrow canyon lined with steep, rocky cliffs. It is beautiful in both the summer and the winter. After the canyon, you can continue into an open area with many options to explore - left, right and center.

Summit Creek Hill


Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: 390 m (1280 ft)
Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy

In the winter, Summit Creek Hill is a great place for beginner backcountry skiing. The route to the top is fairly short, follows simple terrain, and offers a fantastic view of the surrounding area.

Taiya SW3


Distance: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 563 m (1847 ft)
Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

The winter route to Taiya SW3 (SW3 refers to the peak 3 kms southwest of Taiya Peak) starts off with a gentle ski tour and is followed by a mellow ascent up to a broad ridge. Feather Peak stays in view most of the way up, and you'll never get tired of the mountain vista from the top of the ridge. You can see the jagged peaks across the Chilkoot Trail and the mountains back towards the highway are equally impressive.