Savage River Loop Trail

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Savage River Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Healy, Alaska that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
456 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

river

views

no dogs

hiking
13 days ago

The trail tends to get a bit crowded with people but there is still plenty of room to see the beauty of the river. The path is very well-marked and level. Great hike for someone who wants to get into the park a little bit further that the visitor center.

16 days ago

I was just in awe to be in Denali National Park!! Went during the last week of May!

1 month ago

Moderately trafficked area with more commercialization than desired at the trail head, but the views and scenery were still incredible! It’s a short hike, relatively easy. The hike takes you out and back along the edges of the river, back into some beautiful rock formations.

1 month ago

Nice if you go off trail a bit, this is a very busy trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Three stars since it's still in Denali, but it's not the most exciting trail. Up the ante by going off the trail at the north end and hopefully seeing some wildlife that people on the trail can't see.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy hike, beautiful scenery, good for kids or those with bad knees. There’s usually a fair amount of traffic, but some peaceful spots to sit and reflect just off trail.

2 months ago

Continued past the “maintained” trail to a waterfall where we saw Dall Sheep on the other side of the river (high up). Also saw ground squirrels, snowshoe hares and caribou.

2 months ago

Very easy, level terrain. Got to see some Caribou close up but otherwise not too interesting.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a beautiful trail and such a short loop, but don't go in the spring without proper hiking shoes, the ice is still there (wow i'm such a lower 48er) and you can end up nearly falling in the river multiple times.

10 months ago

Great for the entire family! Easy and absolutely stunning.

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy. Enjoyed this little day hike. So pretty too!

walking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

A cute and leisurely walk. Something to do while you're at Savage River.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Really easy hike with the family to stretch out legs. The flowers were in blooms and we even saw a grizzly in the distance!

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

I enjoyed this short hike with my family. it wasn't too challenging for the little ones, and it was still fun for the wife and me.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

we went beyond the bridge and further up off the beaten path. we got to a sign saying a bear had made a kill of a young moose, no entrance beyond this point. we didnt want to attempt anything stupid so we hiked back to the loop and returned

hiking
Thursday, August 14, 2014

The trail I went on was the Savage Alpine trail not the Savage River Trail. It had 887 feet change in elevation and was along a ridge above the Savage River.

hiking
Friday, July 25, 2014

Great short hike in Denali National Park,right before the checkpoint past which private vehicles are restricted. Very easy hike, almost a walk/ stroll along a river but still on a trail. Beautiful and easy to access if you're camping out or not going all the way into the park.

hiking
Friday, May 09, 2014

Perfect for the family

hiking
Friday, May 09, 2014

Great trail, a little short but there are many opportunities to go off trail and explore the landscape, just a great spot to get a good hike in at the beginning of Denali national park.

hiking
Thursday, May 02, 2013

I had the great privilege of living in Healy last year this trail was one of my favorites. It is a very short but beautiful area full of wildlife as is the rest of Alaska. Although its a bit cooler out I would aim for late August for a trip like this, because you will have a better chance at seeing the northern lights.

hiking
26 days ago

recorded short and busy

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