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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.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 944 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Jason Loftin
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Nice, relatively easy trail. Well maintained, but not too much traffic today (which I really enjoyed).

Madison Oeff
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Rock Creek Trail was a great trail to bring my parents on, as it was uphill enough to be slightly challenging but nothing they couldn’t handle. Great views on either side of the trail as you ascend. We did this trail in a loop with the Roadside Trail

Mike Tice
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Nice walk back from the Kennels, lots of biodiversity! You’ll go through spruce groves and transition to Alder, all along the way you’ll see plenty of gorgeous undergrowth and wild berries. There are only 2 clearings where you can see the landscape, one of which is an Earth Geocache spot. I think there are two, we missed one of them. We went when it was raining off and on, not too bad. I definitely recommend!

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

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

Stan Reese
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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.

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

Wes Graham
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really easy trail. great views too.

Andrew Hemphill
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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.

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

Arc 360
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Nice forest walk. Better trails should be explored first. Skippable.

Erika Haanpaa
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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.

MJ Jurgensen
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Easy intro hike in the park.

Richard Rynearson
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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.

Ryan Wogh
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Jeri Homler
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Richard Richard Peterson-Jones
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Grant Freeman
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Yash Shevde
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Ireneusz Tomaszczyk
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Kristopher Horvath
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Erin Kelly
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Joseph Cereola
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Kevin Godwin
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Anthony Borgese
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Terry Riehle
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Kevin Godwin
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Ryan Besecker
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Kristyn B.
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Mark Shipp
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