Savage Alpine Trail

HARD 32 reviews
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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

views

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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17 days ago

Only did a mile from the river side,but still gorgeous!

1 month ago

Great Hike! The switch backs make it easier and I felt more moderate than hard.

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1 month ago

Best hike we took while in Alaska. Hiked up the gradual side from the Mountain View trail. Stopped for lunch at the summit and spectacular views. Instead of hiking back over, we walked 2 mi along Park Rd back to our car.

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2 months ago

Awesome experience... we set up hammocks off the trail using boulders as anchors.. seen 2 Caribou, & about a dozen doll sheep.. hiked up the mountain vertically to the top 4,244' .. an amazing hike!!!

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2 months ago

Gorgeous hike, I started from the inclined end. The sky was clear and I could see Denali. There were 2 bull moose laying in the thickets within 100 yards from one another. Just an amazing hike and not too strenuous.

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3 months ago

Great great trail in the Park. A little tough on the incline but well worth it and it gets easier as it goes.

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3 months ago

not hard!! this is a pretty easy trail as trails go. just watch out for the thieving ground squirrels and don't feed them, please! do make noise in the brushy low areas, because bears do hang out here.

3 months ago

One of the few maintained trails in the park. Great views and manageable as a hike. A family with 4 kids did it with us and made it out fine.

The end near Savage River connects with the loop and is much steeper. If you want the most for your time, start at Mountain Vista and take the trail north to Savage River Loop. You can combine both into a 6 mile hike that is flat at both ends. Take the bus back to start point or all the way back to park entrance

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3 months ago

Great this time of year.