Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve

McKinley Station Walk

This 2 hour trail walk starts at the Denali Visitor Center, mile 1.5 on the Park Road. Parking is available at the center. No sign-ups are required - simply arrive at the center a few minutes before the walk begins, at 1:00 pm.

The McKinley Station Trail travels through an area that once housed early pioneers and, for a short while, National Park Service Headquarters in Denali. Occasional human artifacts can be found, including the remnants of a fox-farm. The trail eventually parallels Riley Creek and passes under the Alaska Railroad trestle which spans said creek.

The walk ends at Riley Creek Campground, where folks can catch a courtesy bus back to the Denali Visitor Center.

Offered: TBA start date - mid-September / daily at 10:00 am

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 2.6 miles (2 hours) round-trip

Highlights: Spruce forest; historic pioneer artifacts and remnants of habitation; views of Hines Creek and Riley Creek; views of a railroad trestle spanning Riley Creek, ~ 75 feet overhead

Elevation change: ~200 feet

Grade: 5% sections

Width: 72 inches

Surface: Well-compacted gravel

Denali National Park & Preserve
P.O. Box 9
Denali Park,AK,99755
Phone: (907) 683 2294
Email: [email protected]