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Hiking King's Throne Peak in Kluane National Park, Yukon


The King’s Throne Peak trail is challenging, but must-do on an experienced hiker’s trip to The Yukon. It is also a perfect example of how easily I forget the pain a hike has put me through as soon as I reach the summit. Worth it!

📍 Kluane National Park in The Yukon

🏔️ King’s Throne Peak

🥾 13km, 1374m

⏰ 7 hours

🗺️ AllTrails

Bring your hiking poles, this one is not for the weak knee’d!

Kluane National Park marked our last stop on our Golden Circle road trip and we sure ended it with a bang! The King’s Throne Peak trail is a must-do on a hiker’s trip to The Yukon. If you asked me mid-way through the hike, I might have said that with less enthusiasm.

With two friends in tow, we set off on this seven hour grind of hike. It was flat for about two seconds before the views came as quickly as my quads began to burn.

female hiker on steep trail on kings throne peak
portrait of female hiker in kluane national park
a tired hiker on a mountain summit

The hike is steep. All of the way up and all of the way down. At some points we crouched to the ground as the wind picked up, knocking us off our balance with our feet slipping beneath us. One hiker in our trio managed without any trekking poles, but I was darn happy I had mine!

The panoramic views made up for the struggle and we were even luckier to be welcomed for a night at our friend’s cabin and a home-cooked meal. Worth it!

a log cabin in the woods with mountain views at sunset
a dinner table set in a log cabin in the woods

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