Camp Ridge Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until September.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 1,768 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

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Forest

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Wildlife

Snow

No dogs

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A C.
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2200 elevation to climb with a series of rolling summits. Occasionally, the trail disappears but the spongy tundra is a nice break for tired feet and you can always see the trail in the distance if you wander off it. The views of the Alaskan range and Denali are amazing. Hike to the Pika Hut and enjoy an outhouse with a view.

John Schultz
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Hiking

did this hike at end of June. On trail the whole way until we got to the top, then wandered around a while identifying flowers. A lot of wild flowers, especially above tree line. Also a lot of birds. Great view of Denali and Wonder Lake. Some mosquitos, but not bad. It goes straight up for most of the way up, so got warm. Then was a little windy at the top, so a jacket was helpful.

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Jonathan Turney
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Hiking

Great time in mid August! Beautiful shots of Denali! Fun to get up and follow the ridgeline. Had a caribou hanging out with us while camped out

John Metzler
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Wonderful trail, but hard to get to. You need to be camping or staying at one of the lodges deep in Denali to do the trail. The other negative is Denali's summer weather - expect rain and clouds. If you hit this on a sunny day, it would be gorgeous, a full 5-star hike. I believe the full trail is longer than the hike we took - some of the hikers in our group weren't adequately prepared for wet hiking, so we cut it short.

John Young
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Terry Fair
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Marie de Coignac
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Amanda H.
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Joe Luther
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Kevin Brasler
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Grady Nance
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Dave Pearson
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Dennis Miller
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