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McKinley Station Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until August.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 374 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Rae Keyes
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We ended our hike way too early being charged by a momma moose. Please keep your eyes open because we let ourselves be a bit too comfortable and we regretted it. Thankfully she let us live today but others may not be as lucky.

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Kaitlin Freienmuth
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Easy with gentle hills. Well groomed. And while we didn’t see any, we were certainly aware of sharing the trail with moose.

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Myna Bautista
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Made this trail yesterday. It was an easy walk. We combined a bit of taiga trail, meadow view connector trail and roadside trail.

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

I used this trail to make a big loop that included the Roadside trail and the Rock Creek trail from the Riley Creek campground.

Stan Reese
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Hiking

Fun little hike! The trail starts near the post office and can be tricky at times with roads and loops coming off in different directions. The highlight is tundra, a mountain stream and the huge railroad bridge. There is not a lot of elevation change so it's a good trail for anyone.

Sherry Bell
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Was with my 77 y.o. mother and she was able to walk this trail without a problem. We just walked part of it from the visitor center back to Riley Creek Campground. One spot we went down was a little steep/rocky where she might have had a little difficulty had we been going uphill, but would have been able to make it.

michelle mueller
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Christieanna Apon
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George Igartua
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John G.
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Paul Yoon
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Mike Sheehan
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Sandra Redmon
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Doni G.
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Daniel Rabb
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Audrey Wiersma
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Becca Balyeat
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Bassam H.
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Christian Tangye
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Andy Sica
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Rebecca Kennedy
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Eric Reebel
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Brian Barnes
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Courtney Tyrrell
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John Kieffer
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yalin zhou
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Hansen Teong
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Lee Ann Graves
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