Savage Alpine Trail

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Savage Alpine Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Healy, Alaska that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3182 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

river

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wildlife

The more strenuous Savage Alpine Trail runs more than four miles, and connects the Savage River area with Savage River Campground. Use the Savage River Shuttle to travel back to your starting point if you need to pick up a car, or use it to return to the park entrance if you have no vehicle; or, you can walk about two miles along the park road.

5 days ago

Either way you approach there's a big climb up at first. But also this hike is probably one of the most accessible as a harder hike without having to go past Savage River. Also be warned, did this hike in mid-August around 2/3pm and it was very cold and windy near the top. I would recommend a hat or ear covering.

hiking
6 days ago

9 days ago

Great views.

hiking
9 days ago

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19 days ago

Took the family - beautiful views.

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19 days ago

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21 days ago

29 days ago

it made you work out but the view was amazing

hiking
30 days ago

Great views, good trail, not too congested with people either. We took the steeper side up from the Savage River day area and ended at the campground, then just walked the road for two miles back to our car. It was 6 miles round trip then and we got to see the caribou at the river from the road. Loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing views of Denali if the skies are clear. Not terribly difficult. See link below for photos.

http://www.trailsunblazed.com/hiking-the-savage-alpine-trail-in-denali-national-park/