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I went up along with my 60 year old friend and I'm in my mid-twenties. Anyone can do this if they take enough breaks! 2 hours up 1 hour down for our trip

Forest and flowers: notice the change in elevation how the foliage shifts. Nice uphill. Great view. Easy return with interconnected trail system near the visitors center to make it a longer walk.

Either way you approach there's a big climb up at first. But also this hike is probably one of the most accessible as a harder hike without having to go past Savage River. Also be warned, did this hike in mid-August around 2/3pm and it was very cold and windy near the top. I would recommend a hat or ear covering.

Highly trafficked and you'll want to go between bus loads

Great views.

Great trail. Switchbacks most of way up with unbelievable views at the top. Well worth pushing through to get to the top.

Worth the climb! We will be back

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7 days ago

Awesome hike with an amazing view at the top! Worth it!

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17 days ago

Took the family - beautiful views.

Mountain Vista Trail is the site of an old campground from back in the 1930's. The surrounding area is mostly flat, with mountain views in the distance. This is not a hiking destination, but is a nice walk through the valley of Denali Park. It is worth doing, if you happen to be stopping to use the restrooms at the trailhead. I would not make it your main plan for the day.