Gorge Creek is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from June until August.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,095 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips






no dogs

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.

Fri Jun 21 2019

Cut it short as it was not clear where the trail continued and how to cross the water.

Mon Sep 03 2018

Fairly steep, well kept path, no need to use hands. In late August there was snow at the top but it was fairly warm down by the river.

Wed Aug 01 2018

Nice trail after bus ride to Eielson. Really enjoyed looking at Mt. Denali from the trail. Ran into lots of cute ground squirrels along the way.

11 months ago

Wed Jun 19 2019

Sun Jun 16 2019

Thu Aug 16 2018

Sun Aug 20 2017