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Good Family trail with a good hill near heart lake

Great trail for a nice walk. Been here a few times and keep going back.

7 months ago

Awesome hike, lots of beavers at lake 1.

7 months ago

A great hike in beautiful country with a powerful waterfall awaiting to reward your elevation gain. Strongly recommend a clockwise loop starting out on Beaver Pond and returning on the falls trail.

Very long, but rather simple hike. The trail is easy to follow with many clearings which open up to the vast mountains surrounding you.
I recommend starting from the lake end (village end) Its more scenic this way and the last several miles will be toward the decline which will feel good after walking the 7 miles beforehand.
If your going to do this hike you really should take the paths to the individual lakes, otherwise you won't get as good as a view.

One thing, I expected the lakes to be larger, maybe it's just me but I can't help but compare the three lakes to three ponds. All in all, it's was still a very scenic hike with views galore.

beautiful trail.... best in August

7 months ago

Not a difficult hike, just a long one. If you're starting from the visitor center, you won't see much until mile 7 or 8. There's an incline, as well, for a few miles but it's gradual and very doable. Not a ton of foot traffic on the trail, so you pretty much have the trail to yourself. If you're doing it one-way, you can grab the free shuttle to go back to the visitor center.

Do this trail every year. Great for all levels of hikers

great scenic hike. went after a good rain. everything was so green and wet. Loved it. I agree with the previous comment. Hard only in terms of length.

Great falls to start with good gravel trails throughout. After Thimbleberry lake you have a little spike up to Heart lake but all maintained well and an easy trail to access to get a dose of SE Alaska terrain.

I'd rate this as hard only because of length, takes a good chunk of time to get to the end, but the trail is well maintained and not too hard. Bring a little cash to get the shuttle back, or be prepared to hitchhike.

This was a really gorgeous hike. We were able to walk here from Port while visiting on a Cruise.

It's a tough first 30 min, but then it's amazing

9 months ago

hiked from visitor's center to Denali lodge on a clear day. Breathtaking views. 9.5 miles not too difficult with nice switchbacks. Very well maintained.

9 months ago

If you're looking for a trail that's less traveled at Denali take this one. It has great views as it rises in elevation. It's a good workout because the first part of the trail is all uphill if you start from the visitors center.

very easy walk with some steep hills on gravel road. I call it easy. Beautiful lakes.

Excellent moderate hike. Start on the south side if only going one way.

Stroller friendly, a really nice walk!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fantastic views, well-maintained trail, gradual uphill and downhill - doesn't get better than this!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Beautiful views all along the way. Rough terrain and we found several bear prints in the ground

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Very easy, make sure you hike about a tenth of a mile (or shorter) up to a rock lookout when you get to the lake by the bridge. It has a beautiful view of the snowcapped mountain.

like the hike, easy to do even if you are not fit for hiking.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Easy trail, not too strenuous. A bit of an elevation gain at first, but after that fairly smooth sailing. Like others below, didn't go the whole way around the lake because it all looks just about the same. If you're feeling adventurous, best to try the Upper Dewey as well!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Beautiful views. Nice distance for 4 1/2 hour hike including stop for lunch. Nothing strenuous.

Friday, July 01, 2016

I loved this hike! We parked at the Visitor Center at Denali National Park and took the *free* Denali Park Village Shuttle (which runs every hour at the 30 minute mark) to the trail head off of Route 3. The trail takes you to three lakes and then up a bit before you bringing you back downhill to walk along the river. A nice trek across a small suspension bridge offers some bonus adventure points. The fastest 9.5 miles I've ever hiked as the scenery changes kept the walk interesting. A word of caution though: bring some bug spray.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Beautiful lake once you get to the top. Very quick elevation gain to start the trip. We didn't bother with the full loop with as small of a lake as it was, as we figured the view was the same all around.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

First hike and I'm not very sporty. Made a loop around the lake. without rush, taking pictures of every rock and flower took me 2 hours both ways. Will go again. Further side of the lake is a bit harder: more roots and rocks to climb over.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Long, but fairly easy, with amazing views at the top of the ridge.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Flipping beautiful!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Nice trail, well maintained. Easy enough that I think anyone could do it.

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