Horseshoe Lake Trail
.7 miles one way, 1.5 hours
Starting on the Taiga Loop
Trail, and joining the Horseshoe Lake Trail at the railroad tracks,
explore this jewel of a lake in an oxbow of the Nenana River. It is an
easy-to-moderate hike rewarded by spectacular views and signs of wildlife.
Mount Healy Overlook Trail
2.2 miles one way, 3-4 hour
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.
1.3 mile, 45 min.- 1 hr.
Explore the subarctic forest ecosystem on this
1.3-mile trail. Look for flowers in early summer and berries later on, and
keep a look out for moose. Extend your hike by connecting with the
Horseshoe Lake Trail.
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 Demonstration.
This trail leads to the
business district outside the park top.
Savage River Trail
2 mile round trip, 1 1/2 -
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.
Savage River Bar Trail
0.2 mile loop
Head down the west side
of Savage River to the edge of the river. Enjoy exploring the river's
edge and be on the lookout for animal tracks. This trail is ADA
Savage Cabin Interpretative
0.3 mile loop
This is a short loop with
wayside interpretive information that leads past a historic cabin.
approximately 45 mins
Explore the tundra with a
ranger on one of the short and easy trails in the vicinity of Eielson
Visitor Center. Topics vary from plant and animal adaptations to area
geology to early mining history.
approximately 4.4 miles -
Trail starts at the Wonder
Lake Campground and continues south towards the McKinley River.