Rock Creek Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Rock Creek Trail is a 4.4 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 April until September.

4.4 miles
944 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

10 days ago

Best option for heading back to the visitor center from the dog sled center. Nice vista views.

13 days ago

Hiked the the Roadside and Rock Creek as a loop. Only a few places where you could see anything because forest is so thick.

15 days ago

This is one of my favorite front country trails in all of Denali National Park and Preserve. There are some elevation changes but each uphill is rewarded by some amazing views on both sides of the ridge. Plus, when you get to the end you can either walk over to the Sled Dog Demonstration or hop on the Roadside Trail and walk back to the visitors center.

I didn't see any signs of bear or moose for that matter.

1 month ago

Nice, easy to moderate trail. I hiked alone and was nervous, a lot of brush but great views and pleasant scenery

1 month ago

really easy trail. great views too.

Friday, June 30, 2017

We used the trail to walk to the park sled dog demonstration. It's an easy trail to walk even with the elevation changes. There are some great views of the valley along the way.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The best way to get out to the sled-dog kennels without hopping on a bus. And a few spots for a decent view.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Nice forest walk. Better trails should be explored first. Skippable.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

We started by the park headquarters / sled dog area and hiked down toward the visitors center (and then up another trail). This is a decent hike... we used it more to get from point A to point B and then back again. It was fairly busy in the early afternoon and then more quiet in the evening on our way back. There is one area with a bench and great view of the surrounding area. We did see moose droppings a couple of times along the hike, but we didn't actually run into any large animals.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Easy intro hike in the park.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nice trail right above the Park Road between Headquarters and the Visitor's Center complex closer to the entrance. You hike up about 600 feet for a commanding view of the river valley and the Alaska Range on the far side. There are spectacular views of the Railroad trestle over Riley Creek. At the high point of the trail there is a bench to rest and take in the views. A really nice 2-3 hour walk.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015