M’Clintock Hike in Whitehorse, Yukon

M’Clintock hike is a very short hiking trail, just outside Whitehorse. But, don’t let the distance fool you. It is short, but very steep. Hence, it is an ideal trail for running and training.

View from just above the trailhead parking
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Grey Mountain Hike

View of the Yukon River and Mt. Lorne from Grey Mountain

If you’ve been to Whitehorse, you must have seen the Grey Mountain, prominent over the city. It is even visible from the downtown riverfront. The one with a big communication tower near the Summit is the Grey Mountain.

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Hiking, getting lost and bushwhacking at Mt. Lorne

Looming south of Whitehorse is a tall peak named Mt. Lorne. While going towards Carcross, it is on your left on the Klondike Highway. Hard to miss, this is an underrated hike in Whitehorse. Due to its close proximity to Whitehorse, people often skip it for other well known hikes in Carcross and Kluane region.

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Kluane National Park: Part 2 – Hiking King’s Throne Peak

The Kluane National Park is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory. It shares its border with two other parks – Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park of British Columbia to the south and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Reserve of Alaska, USA to the west. These parks contain the largest non-polar icefield as well as some of the most spectacular glaciers in the world. Together, these three parks are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Millennium Trail, Bert Law Park, S.S. Klondike and The Whitehorse Dam

How wonderful would it be if a hiking trail starts right from the downtown of a city? If that’s a question, look no further than the City of Whitehorse. There are many trails it has to offer which begins right from the heart of the city.

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Carcross Desert – World’s Smallest Desert

Carcross desert is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory, close to the British Columbia border. It is the world’s smallest desert measuring approximately 2.6 sq km. Even though it’s the smallest desert, technically it isn’t a desert as it is very humid and surrounded by lakes.

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