Mount Healy Overlook Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Mount Healy Overlook Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Talkeetna, AK that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until August.

4.5 miles 1848 feet Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike right in the beginning of the park. I could see Denali peaking over the top of the range. It was a perfect clear day though. I didn't think it was as hard as the reviews say. I'm not in super great shape, but average. Got to the top in an hour and explored further down the range.

3 months ago

Go on a clear day. Saw some baby Cubs playing. I love Alaska !!

3 months ago

4 months ago

This hike was awesome. It begins relatively easy but gets much more difficult as it gets higher into alpine. It's lightly trafficked and the view from the overlook is breath-taking. A narrow foot trail continues on for another half mile or so but this summit was well worth it and perfectly enough.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty serious climb. but the view from the top is worth it. The trail is open and just about impossible to miss.

4 months ago

So beautiful and of course very tough. I would recommend dressing in layers and really push all the way to the top because it will be 100% worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

Incredible views of the Park. Better populated if your scared off by bear attacks in the park.

5 months ago

I did this hike years ago and I remember it was tough! Views are worth it but it is terribly windy at the top. Be prepared for intense elevation gain and some high exposure in places. Definitely recommend hiking poles.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a great workout! The incline was wonderfully challenging, and the view made the effort worthwhile. Only regret was not continuing on to the top of Mt. Healy! Will definitely be returning to this one!

5 months ago

Great view from the top. It gets progressively more difficult.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail, mostly incline on the way up with little level areas, worth the climb, view at the top is grand.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing views of the canyon and surrounding mountains.

9 months ago

1 year ago

Steep but well-maintained trail that offers views of the valley at the entrance to Denali National Park.

hiking
1 year ago

The trail is doable with time for this 60 + year old and my wife. Bring water and snacks. Some of the pathways were very close to drop offs. Trekking poles were helpful for balance as well as the hike down the steeper trails. Towards the end a moose blocked the way on the trail. We just waited around the bend avoiding line of sight. Eventually the animal headed into the woods. The view on top
is worth the effort.

hiking
1 year ago

As a self-proclaimed couch potato, I thought I was going to pass out a couple of times on the way up because it was so steep but the view was more than worth it. With frequent water breaks while looking out at the progressively more breathtaking views, even I could do it. And if I can, you can as well :)

hiking
1 year ago

Switchbacks galore but a great trail nonetheless. The views are outstanding and you have a great chance to see wildlife. We did this trail at the beginning of October and the snow was pretty deep. Great thing to do if you're at Denali in an off season.

hiking
2 years ago

this trail is a rather fun hike. the view from the top is well worth it. it does a LOT of zigzag up to the top but nothing to bad. once you get to the end of the trail keep going to the peak it was more than worth it. we had to trek through 2 ft of snow to get there but it was gorgeous. there was a lot of wildlife on the trail as well. fun hike happy hiking.