2.0 miles
288 ft
-284 ft
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Ninth Avenue Trail Details

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    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
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  • Riding Area
    , Yukon
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    T1 Hiking
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  • Global Ranking
    #77926 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #22554 in Trail Running
    • #31098 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Ninth Avenue Trail, is Dawson's gateway to our entire trail network, and the most utilized trail by locals and visitors. Part of the Trans Canada Trail network, it is a must-walk trail when in Dawson City.

A hiking primary trail, it skirts Dawson’s core area and ties in with the existing Klondyke Millennium Trail, Crocus Bluff Recreation Site, and the Midnight Dome Trail Network, which includes the Dome Hiking Trail, and multiple other hiking options.

It is generally an easy walking trail on a gravel packed path. There are several sections of stairs, benches and viewpoints to overlook town. The trail follows sections of a historic trail from the Klondike Goldrush era. Historic resources (including old household litter) are found along the length of trail, and are protected under the Yukon Historic Resources Act. Interpretive signage is installed throughout the trail to provide information on the historic resources and natural fauna that can be found.

This trail can be accessed from numerous locations, including Front St by the Ferry landing, Judge St by Third Avenue, corner of Duke St and Seventh, Mary McLeod Road up from Seventh Avenue, Princess St near Eighth Avenue, Harper St near Eighth Avenue, and Craig St near Eighth Avenue.

In 2005, following a notably intense fire season, a fire guard was cut on the hillside above the town site of Dawson City to increase fire protection for the community. The cutting of the fire guard exposed sections of an historic trail, a remnant of the days of the Klondike Gold Rush, when a booming tent city sprung up on the hillside. The area is referred to on old maps only as ‘9th. Ave.’, though no actual avenue was ever developed.

A group of locals examined the site and decided to develop the area to provide the community with an easily accessible recreational trail. Starting in 2007, KATTS commenced work on the trail with a small crew of local youth, funded by the Community Development Fund (CDF) and the support of volunteers and donations from the community. The concept of the trail and the youth employment program was well received following the inaugural year, and the society continued on into 2008, when we were able to complete roughly half the trail by the end of the second season.

With additional funding and support from CDF, Tr’ondёk Hwёch’in First Nation, the Y2C2 program, and the National Trails Infrastructure Program, KATTS was able complete the trail to Moosehide Slide in the north end of town, connecting with the Dyke Trail and Klondike Millennium Trail to form a loop trail encircling the historic core of Dawson City.

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More Stats for Ninth Avenue Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,047 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,235 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,047 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,053 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,708 ft
  • Distance down
    4,039 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,824 ft
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      Ninth Avenue Trail Trail Reports

      Jun 5, 2019 @ 10:28pm
      Jun 5, 2019
      A little muddy on the first section closer to town
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      Ninth Avenue Loop3 miles
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