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Skagway Adventure Hike

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2 ¾ Hours Duration
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From pick-up to drop-off
Transportation Included
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From the cruise ship pier/downtown
Naturalist Guide
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Teaches you about the local flora & fauna
Gear Provided
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Trekking poles, binoculars, & a light snack


Hit the trail on the incredibly scenic Skagway Adventure Hike! It’s the perfect blend of active adventure and mesmerizing sights that makes this tour a top choice. Your naturalist guide shares their knowledge of the native plants and wildlife as you journey through the alpine forest. You’ll also learn about the fascinating glacial history of Alaska while the snow-capped mountains of the White Pass provide a stunning backdrop to your two-hour hike. Enjoy a light snack at the midway point as you gaze over the Skagway Valley, White Pass, and Lynn Canal. Stretch your sea legs and enjoy a beautiful adventure with plenty of time left in your day to partake in other Alaska excursions Skagway offers!

The Skagway Adventure Hike includes roundtrip transportation and begins with pickup right next to the cruise ship pier. Then, enjoy an educational town tour as you make your way through Skagway and up the White Pass along the Klondike Highway. Among the popular Alaska excursions Skagway offers is the White Pass Summit Excursion, which buses visitors to the summit and back, but guests on the Skagway Adventure Hike are awarded extra-special scenery you just can’t get without taking to the trail! Trekking poles are provided and steeper areas have hand-lines to help you with your ascent to the top. Binoculars are available and don’t forget your camera, because it’s truly gorgeous on this trail in the alpine Tongass rainforest. Additionally, your experienced naturalist guide will make frequent stops to teach you about the local ecosystem while you catch your breath with Alaska’s crisp, fresh mountain air.

For a hiking tour that includes walking on a glacier, check out Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier Trek!

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgeable Guides
Snacks & Bottled Water
Equipment & Gear (Trekking Poles)
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there bathrooms?
There is a bathroom on the cruise ship pier to use prior to departing, and a non-flushing “outhouse” style bathroom at the trail.
Is food included on this tour?
A snack is provided at the midway point and includes trail mix, hot chocolate, and water.
How long is the trail?
Approximately 2-3 miles. Total hiking time is around two-hours and includes frequent stops.
What should I wear?
We recommend you dress warmly in layers and bring rain gear. Stable, closed-toe footwear is required.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 6 years old
This tour is rated at a strenuous level. Guests must be fit enough to hike over steep, uneven, and rocky terrain for approximately two hours. Hand lines are utilized on some of the steeper sections of the trail to assist with the ascent and descent.
Small Group Size.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


2h 45min

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 2h 45min • 3 activities

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Meet the guides near the Skagway cruise docks for round-trip transportation to the trailhead. When you reach the trailhead, your expert guide will go through a brief safety orientation.

40 minutes
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Embark on a stunning hike with a naturalist guide prepared to share the history of the Klondike Gold Rush and native flora, fauna, & geologic features. Enjoy views of Skagway Valley, White Pass & Lynn Canal.

1 hour 50 minutes
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At the end of the hike, you'll return to the trailhead for a short transfer back to the cruise docks, where you can hop back on your ship or head into downtown Skagway to explore.

15 minutes