Eielson Alpine Trail

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Eielson Alpine Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Healy, Alaska that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

views

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!

29 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

Well traveled and beautiful views all around. Gets pretty winding toward the top ridge and cold. Good climb and distance is about right for a moderate hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. We went with a Ranger and she was really informative while keeping the hike to a gentle pace. It does have quite a bit of elevation gain, but the trail is good.

backpacking
4 months ago

Awesome views of Denali, if you’re in the area and happen to be backpacking, try to catch a view early in the morning. Got some awesome pictures of the summit up there.

4 months ago

The trail is somewhat steep, but the views at the top are amazing. There is a great open area at the top that you can explore, with 360° views. We did the Ranger hike, which was very informative. After the Ranger set us loose, we spent an hour at the top, which was awesome. Highly recommended.

5 months ago

Amazing

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The views were amazing the entire way up this trail. The ascent was pretty steep, but was all switchbacks. Reaching the top was breathtaking and very windy. Views of Mt. Denali were unbelievable especially if you are lucky enough to get a clear day.

Monday, July 04, 2016