Rock Creek Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Rock Creek Trail is a 4.5 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.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1240 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

1 day ago

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

4 days ago

11 months ago

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.

hiking
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Easy intro hike in the park.

hiking
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.