Denali National Park & Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve

Trails in Denali

Discovery Hikes

Discovery Hikes are a great way for the adventurous and well-prepared to explore the heart of Denali. These ranger-led hikes go everywhere, so expect uneven terrain, small stream crossings, close encounters with dense vegetation, and unpredictable weather. To see if a discovery hike is right for you please take ...

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Eielson Stroll

The Eielson Stroll is offered daily at 1:00 pm, starting at Eielson Visitor Center. The center is located at mile 66 on the Park Road, and is accessible by any Kantishna, Wonder Lake or Eielson shuttle bus. Choose a bus that arrives at Eielson Visitor Center before 1:00 pm. ...

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Horseshoe Lake Hike

Offered daily at 10:00 am, the Horseshoe Lake Hike starts from the Denali Visitor Center, mile 1.5 on the Park Road. Parking is available at the center. No sign-up is required - simply arrive at the center a few minutes before the hike begins. The hike is slow paced, though ...

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Jonesville Trail

0.4 miles This trail leads to the business district outside the park top. By Mail Denali National Park P.O. Box 9 Denali Park, AK 99755-0009 - or - Talkeetna Ranger Station Box 588 Talkeetna, AK 99676 E-mail Us By Phone Headquarters 907-683-2294 HQ-Teletype for the Deaf/Hearing Impaired (TTY) 907-683-9649 By ...

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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 ...

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Meadow View Hike

Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 1.5 miles (2 hours) Highlights: View of meadow and mountains Elev. change: 250 feet Grade: 15% maximum Width: 30 inches Surface: Well-compacted gravel Denali National Park & Preserve P.O. Box 9 Denali Park,AK,99755 Phone: (907) 683 2294 Email: ...

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Mount Healy Overlook Trail

2.2 miles one way, 3-4 hour round trip This 1,700 foot climb offers spectacular views of the Denali National Park entrance area, the Nenana River valley, and alpine ridges. Climb all or part of the way for a real adventure close to the park entrance. By Mail Denali National Park P.O. Box 9 Denali ...

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Rock Creek Trail

2.3 miles one way, 2 hours one way Description: Enjoy an upland forest hike through beautiful stands of spruce and birch. This trail leads to the Park Headquarters and Kennels area and connects with the more moderate Roadside Trail. Have a nice hike to or from the Sled Dog ...

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Savage River Trail

2 mile round trip, 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. Head downstream into the Savage River Canyon for a sample of Denali's plant, animal, and scenic features. A bridge allows for a return trip on the opposite side. By Mail Denali National Park P.O. Box 9 Denali Park, AK 99755-0009 - or - Talkeetna Ranger Station Box 588 Talkeetna, ...

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Spruce Loop Walk

Difficulty: Easy Distance: .25-mile loop (45 minutes roundtrip) Highlights: Spruce forest Elev. change: None Grade: 0% Width: 72 inches Surface: Well-compacted gravel Denali National Park & Preserve P.O. Box 9 Denali Park,AK,99755 Phone: (907) 683 2294 Email: ...

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Taiga Trail

Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1.3-miles (45-60 minutes) Access: Denali Visitor Center (trail ends at Horseshoe Lake Trailhead) Highlights: Spruce and aspen forests, flowers in spring, berries in summer and fall Elev. change: 75 feet (moderately steep short sections) Grade: 15% maximum Width: 24 inches Surface: Gravel with open step across ditches Denali National Park & Preserve P.O. Box 9 Denali ...

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