Mount Healy Overlook Trail

MODERATE 105 reviews
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Mount Healy Overlook Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Talkeetna, 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
1666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 day ago

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

3 days 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
5 days 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
18 days 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.

20 days ago

Tough trail but very well marked. I loved it!

hiking
21 days ago

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

hiking
23 days ago

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

hiking
23 days 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
29 days ago

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

hiking
30 days ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Remarkable view of the Denali Park Village from the top!

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Great, gradual hike with an excellent view. It isn't time consuming and there are several lookout points along the hike for taking breaks. A good family hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Start out on the Tiaga trail right at the Visitor's Center which takes you to the Mt Healy Overlook Trail. The first part of the trail winds you through the spruce forest, over a creek and then eventually opens up to the views. When we were there, the mountain was jam-packed with berries, and we stopped many times to sample and rest as we made our way up. The trail was sometimes difficult for us being in our 60s, but there we just rested and drank water along the way. The trail will traverse back and forth until you finally reach the top and are rewarded with beautiful views. You don't need to stop at the top of the trail and can wander around on the mountain top. Wear layered clothing and bring water. We did not experience any bugs, but I always have the bug dope on any hike just in case. This is most enjoyable and I highly recommend to any able bodied person.

10 months ago

Great hike with great views!

11 months ago

Great trail! Stunning views. About a 1-1.5 hour hike up to the top. Highly recommend!

hiking
11 months ago

A bit boring until near the top. Then it is great! The park lists this trail as strenuous. I would say it is mildly strenuous. Wildflowers abound!

hiking
11 months ago

Great views. Fairly steep but not too bad.

11 months ago

be prepared for some incline. great hike to prove you need to get back in shape. awesome views at the top.

hiking
11 months ago

I went up along with my 60 year old friend and I'm in my mid-twenties. Anyone can do this if they take enough breaks! 2 hours up 1 hour down for our trip

11 months ago

Forest and flowers: notice the change in elevation how the foliage shifts. Nice uphill. Great view. Easy return with interconnected trail system near the visitors center to make it a longer walk.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great trail. Switchbacks most of way up with unbelievable views at the top. Well worth pushing through to get to the top.

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Worth the climb! We will be back

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Awesome hike with an amazing view at the top! Worth it!

hiking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Great hike and beautiful views. Once you get to the top you can travel across a few more mtn tops.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Beautiful hike with great views. We continued on the non-maintained trail to the farther, more chossy hill then turned around. super windy, but plenty of spots to get out of the wind for a few minutes. Busy trail.

Friday, May 12, 2017

This was a great trail- 1.5 hours up and an hour down. Great wildlife sightings including grouse and Dahl sheep.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Great short hike right in the beginning of the park. I could see Denali peaking over the top of the range. It was a perfect clear day though. I didn't think it was as hard as the reviews say. I'm not in super great shape, but average. Got to the top in an hour and explored further down the range.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Go on a clear day. Saw some baby Cubs playing. I love Alaska !!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This hike was awesome. It begins relatively easy but gets much more difficult as it gets higher into alpine. It's lightly trafficked and the view from the overlook is breath-taking. A narrow foot trail continues on for another half mile or so but this summit was well worth it and perfectly enough.

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