Mount Healy Overlook Trail

MODERATE 135 reviews
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Mount Healy Overlook Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Denali National Park, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

7 days ago

great views

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome view at the top!

hiking
3 months ago

It’s uphill all the way but the views are 100% worth it.

3 months ago

really steep to climb but worth it.. amazing view..

4 months ago

Hiked this trail on 8/20. Definitely not easy on the way up, but well worth it! We hiked past the end of the maintained trail for a couple of miles. Views were beautiful.

4 months ago

Really nice for overlook

hiking
4 months ago

Good afternoon hike

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail! Walked in casually with friends at a leisurely pace. Taking our time, we got to the top in just under an hour and the views are definitely worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

This hike is a moderately strenuous hike. It’s uphill the entire way and gets pretty steep towards the end. I thought I was in okay shape but after hiking this I would say that I’m definitely not in shape at all. That being said this is not an impossible hike...children were doing it and a woman with a one month old baby and a 3 year old in tow did it. It’s totally worth making it to the top.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is challenging but absolutely worth the views. I would do it again in a heartbeat! Took about 3 hours to hit the top w/ stopping to take pictures. Completed the hike in late July so it was fairly hot. Rated strenuous by the NPS.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Nice view!

hiking
6 months ago

Challenging, but worth it. Beautiful for a day hike. BTW...Listed as Strenuous by the NPS.

hiking
6 months ago

Great views at the top

6 months ago

Awesome views of the valley below. The whole hike is a pretty trip through the woods with wildflowers all around. I recommend continuing up past the end of the maintained trail. It is still rather defined with even better views and opportunities to explore.

6 months ago

Very steep hike and can get quite warm on the way up. Once on top, great views for such a short hike. The trails are a big narrow and I had a very bad spill on the way back down but a great hike especially if you are hiking solo, lots of people everywhere

6 months ago

The day was about 75 degrees F which made it a sweaty hike. Views were great and you could see Mt. Denali at the top. Would not recommend to children or someone looking for a moderate hike. This was definitely strenuous.

hiking
6 months ago

Shorter than I would thought it should be, which I guess is a bigger bang for your buck as far as mileage goes. I want to go all the way to Mt Healy summit next time, not just the lookout.

hiking
6 months ago

Great views and is very approachable, just steep and windy when the switchbacks start.

6 months ago

Beautiful views. Some steep sections. Trail maintenance good. Nothing technical. Windy at top. Nice view of glittering gulch and Denali Park visitor center. Beautiful views of the Alaska Range. And the Park road valley.

6 months ago

If you can do Savage River Alpine Trail, you can definitely do this. It is not so much a quad burner but more of a long slow death but well worth it when you reach the top. Lots of moose on the lower half. You will wonder why people coming back are wearing winter hats and jackets even in June, but when you reach the top you will find out why. Come prepared.

hiking
7 months ago

Decent ascent with some nice views from the top. It was somewhat cloudy so the views probably could have been better. Not many people on the trail and nice given its proximity to the park entrance

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful views at the top, makes the hard work getting up worth it. Went early morning and did not see a soul on the way up, and barely anyone on the way down.

7 months ago

Tough trail but very well marked. I loved it!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike! Pack food to eat lunch/dinner at the top and enjoy the view :)

hiking
7 months ago

This hike was awesome. If you can, try to hit it around sunset, because the view from the top is beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic trail!! A highlight of our trip to Alaska. Should probably be rated hard as opposed to moderate. We'd been wondering about snow or ice on the trail, but it's clear now.

birding
7 months ago

Fun and beautiful hike! Incredible views at the top. Saw several birds on the way up.

hiking
7 months ago

Its a climb but great views. There is a great ridge trail after the end of the official trail.

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Remarkable view of the Denali Park Village from the top!

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Great hike with amazing views. My four kids ages 4-12 did it with me.

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