Mountain Vista Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Mountain Vista Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Healy, Alaska and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

You can park at, or ride the free bus to, either the Mountain Vista Rest Stop (Mile 13) or to the Savage Rest Area (Mile 15). Savage River Campground is situated between the two day-use areas. Trails connect the two areas, or you can walk the road. The courtesy bus can accommodate up to two bikes. The parking area can get full on lovely days. It is recommend to use the bus whenever possible, which you can catch at the Denali Visitor Center (or several other buildings near the park entrance).

walking
17 days ago

Short and flat walk with interpretive signs. If it had not been cloudy, we would have gotten views of all the surrounding mountains (hence, the name of the trail.) Sept 6, 2018.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with views that can be accessed from the campground instead of walking up to the road.

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Mountain Vista Trail is the site of an old campground from back in the 1930's. The surrounding area is mostly flat, with mountain views in the distance. This is not a hiking destination, but is a nice walk through the valley of Denali Park. It is worth doing, if you happen to be stopping to use the restrooms at the trailhead. I would not make it your main plan for the day.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

hiking
Friday, September 15, 2017

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 25, 2016