Wolf creek

Wolf creek near Whitehorse, YT


This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 2 out of 5 stars
4 kms
2hours
easy
Hiking
Fall, Summer
Whitehorse, YT
User xtremepeaks
Short, easy trail (elevation gain about 100ft) with great views of the Yukon River and Grey Mountain area of Whitehorse. The loop is about 3km long, but another 3.5 km can be added to it by hiking the side trail through a forest to a bay on the Yukon river.

This loop trail passes through a conifer forest to an escarpment that looks out over the Yukon River Valley. After hiking along the escarpment, where there is an old telegraph line, the trail eventually returns to the campground along Wolf Creek. Some of the trees here were once flooded by beavers and black scarring of bark shows evidence of past forest fires. In mid-August, Chinook salmon may be seen in the creek.

Directions:

Wolf Creek Campground is located on the Alaska Highway 16 km south of Whitehorse. The trail is just off the Alaska Highway, it begins at the far end of the Campground. Parking is available in the day-use area, or campers can just start the trail from near the campsites.

Walk to the Yukon river via 2 scenic viewpoints and turn right. Keep straight at the fork (to the left is the side trail). Continue to the T-junction, here you can pick up the side trail to the left for an extra 3.5km. But by turning right you follow the main trail back.
(after 400 meters there is another left fork that will be a slightly longer route that follows Wolf Creek and then rejoins the main trail back at the trailhead).
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