Best trails in Denali Wilderness, Alaska

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Looking for a great trail in Denali Wilderness, Alaska? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs no 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Denali Wilderness ranging from 0.7 to 2.1 miles and from 2,559 to 3,717 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Savage Alpine Trail
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Please note that this trail may occasionally close due to bear sightings. The more strenuous Savage Alpine Trail runs more than four miles, and connects the Savage River area with Savage River Campground. Use the Savage River Shuttle to travel back to your starting point if you need to pick up a car, or use it to return to the park entrance if you have no vehicle; or, you can walk about two miles along the park road.Show more
#2 - Savage River Loop
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Please note that this trail may occasionally close due to bear activity.Show more
#3 - Thorofare Ridge Trail
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
The Eielson Alpine Trail is a very steep hike of around 1,000 feet. The trail is a bit less than one mile one-way, up Thorofare Ridge. The views are particularly impressive on clear days!Show more
#4 - Gorge Creek
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Mountains, Glaciers, Bears, Elk, Dall Sheep. The hike begins with a steep descent down to the braided Gorge Creek. The bed is rocky and tricky to walk on, watch your step among the rocks. Head upstream for half of a mile, looking for a crossing. If you find one early, cross and keep going upstream. At a half mile, head up the hills on the opposite side of the creek from the visitor's center. There is little to no trail visible, so you will have to bushwack your way out of the creek bed most likely. The walk becomes easier, as the hills clear out near the top of them, and you can see over the hills, into Sunrise Creek valley. The hike back is the opposite of the hike in.Show more
#5 - Mountain Vista Trail
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 20 m
#6 - Tundra Loop Trail
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
#7 - Tundra Trail Spur
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m
#8 - Wickersham Dome Loop
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
#9 - Savage Cabin Trail
Denali Wilderness
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 9 m