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#34 of 59 national parks in United States

Best trails in Denali National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Denali National Park, Alaska? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Denali National Park ranging from 0.9 to 8.5 miles and from 1,601 to 3,451 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Denali National Park features the highest mountain in North America. Forests, tundra, and glaciers cover the 6 million acres. Visitors can experience dog sledding, cross country skiing, backpacking and camping. Denali is open year-round, though facilities and services are more limited in winter than in summer. Entrance fees $15/person. There are a variety of passes (Denali specific or nationwide) that will cover your entrance fee. Passes are available for sale at many parks across the country, including Denali, and some passes can be purchased online.

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Map of trails in Denali National Park
Park information
Acreage:
6000000 acres
Contact
907-683-9532
Top trails (20)
#1 - Mount Healy Overlook Trail
Denali National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Mount Healy Overlook Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#2 - Horseshoe Lake Trail
Denali National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Horseshoe Lake Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#3 - Triple Lakes Trail
Denali National Park
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Length: 18.5 mi • Est. 9 h 57 m
Triple Lakes Trail is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#4 - Bison Gulch
Denali National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
You can bring your dog for the first mile, but after that point there are no dogs allowed. Show more
#5 - Rock Creek Trail
Denali National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Rock Creek Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#6 - Mount Thorofare Ridge Loop
Denali National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Mount Thorofare Ridge Loop is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cantwell, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#7 - Taiga Trail
Denali National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 47 m
Taiga Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#8 - McKinley Station Trail
Denali National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
McKinley Station Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nShow more
#9 - McKinley Bar Trail
Denali National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
From a road junction approaching Wonder Lake Campground, this trail passes through wet meadows and enters spruce forest, and ends at the McKinley RiverShow more
#10 - Stampede Trail to Sushana River
Denali National Park
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Length: 38.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
Stampede Trail to Sushana River is a 38.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Healy, Alaska that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
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