Dawson Overland Trail For Mountain Biking

The 3rd most popular mountain bike trail in Yukon Territory.

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From Whitehorse to Dawson, the Dawson Overland Trail is a 112km multi-use trail. The trail starts at Takhini Crossing near Whitehorse and runs northwest to Braeburn Lodge near Dawson. The trail follows an old stagecoach route. This multi-use route is open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV riding, snowmobiling and nordic skiing.

There are no facilities on this trail, but campsites exist with outhouses, picnic tables and firepits. Campsites are at 2km, 25km, 41km, 49km and 71km. The trail you follow is a road and then a wide 4x4 ATV track, very slippery after rain. There are 3 wide creek crossings 1-2 feet deep. Most crossings earlier on are bridged.

Overall, Dawson Overland Trail is the 3rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 9 mountain biking rides in Yukon Territory. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Dawson Overland Trail including Ridge Road Heritage Trail, Sam McGee Trail, Yukon River Trail, Easy Money, Long Lake and Money ShotChadburn Lake.


Local Contact(s):  Yukon Tourism (800) 78-YUKON or (867) 667-5340; Hikes and Bikes from Lost Moose Publishing, Whitehorse; Riverdale Cycles (867) 668-7505; Fireweed Hikes & Bikes (867) 668-7313; Icycle Sport shop (867) 668-7559.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Yukon Inn, Whitehorse (867) 667-2527

Luxury Loding:  Spirit Lake Lodge, Carcross (867) 821-4337; Inn On The Lake, Whitehorse

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/4/2016

ID:  20116


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