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snow
15 days ago

In the winter this trail provides breathtaking views of the mountains. Covered in snow, it is a easy walk. It didn’t take us more than 20 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may see dog mushing and the Denali itself may reveal itself.

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snow
15 days ago

In the winter this trail provides breathtaking views of the mountains. Covered in snow, it is a easy walk. It didn’t take us more than 20 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may see dog mushing and the Denali itself may reveal itself.

hiking
19 days ago

Great time in mid August! Beautiful shots of Denali! Fun to get up and follow the ridgeline. Had a caribou hanging out with us while camped out

hiking
3 months ago

I couldn’t quite make it to the top because I’m terrified of heights, but I got about 4/5 up and WHAT a view. The terrain was incredibly Streep and rocky once you got aways up. I wasn’t too sure of my footing and my fear of heights got the best of me. My boyfriend went all the way and we were just so impressed. Amazing hike!

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful trail, but hard to get to. You need to be camping or staying at one of the lodges deep in Denali to do the trail. The other negative is Denali's summer weather - expect rain and clouds. If you hit this on a sunny day, it would be gorgeous, a full 5-star hike. I believe the full trail is longer than the hike we took - some of the hikers in our group weren't adequately prepared for wet hiking, so we cut it short.

Dall Sheep up top, arctic ground squirrels thriving with lots of blueberries along the way. Started at west end and got most of elevation out of the way right off the bat. Trail in top shape, great family hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Great quick hike while going through Denali.

Very easy and quite enjoyable. There's an unmaintained narrow path that rises beyond the bridge that gives nice views back along the river.

walking
6 months ago

Short and flat walk with interpretive signs. If it had not been cloudy, we would have gotten views of all the surrounding mountains (hence, the name of the trail.) Sept 6, 2018.

Fairly steep and rocky at points, need hands to steady but not support yourself. Very windy up top with great views

Great laidback trail. Easy stroll with beautiful views.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this trail on 8/23 starting at the Mountain vista parking lot and finishing at Savage River. Beautiful views and lots of wild blueberries on the way up. As others have mentioned, make sure you have layers because it’s really cold and windy on the ridge.

A good trail to get you beyond the visitor center. It was fairly crowded but a nice trail along the river with wildlife viewing opportunities. I saw my first caribou here. I recommend binoculars

What an absolutely incredible trail. If you are in Denali and, like me, unenthused about sitting on a bus for several hours to explore the park - take the bus. Trust me. Take the bus out to Eielson Visitor Center and do this hike. We managed to hit it on a crystal blue sky day and the views were unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The hike is steep and strenuous, but you won’t even care because with each step the view gets better and better. Go to the very top for the full panoramic viewing experience.

hiking
6 months ago

just hiked this trail. fairly steep but not too bad. finished in a couple hours

hiking
7 months ago

This is, by far, my favorite trail in all of Denali National Park.
The climb up is tough at times but it is then that you can stop and look around at the majestic views. Once up top, the scene is amazing but don't stop at the marked trail. Continue towards Denali and you will find some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the park.
I felt like I was in the movie "Sound of Music" on one peak then a totally different feeling on the next. Then, I sat and watched the Mountain they call The Great One, Denali, as the afternoon wore on. An amazing hike and well worth the effort.

hiking
7 months ago

Short and easy trail off the tundra trail at the Eielson visitor center

hiking
7 months ago

Short and easy trail below the Eielson visitor center

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail with views that can be accessed from the campground instead of walking up to the road.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun to get one of the five cabins that the park service uses in the winter as they patrol the trails with dogsleds.

hiking
7 months 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.

hiking
7 months ago

Brisk and breathtaking!

I did this trail on a rainy day starting from the campground stop. I did carry bear spray just in case but never needed it. The most aggressive animal I saw was a squirrel. I did see some amazing views even in the clouds. On the way back down it was hard to concentrate on my footing because I was in awe of the view. That lead to one fall but I was luck to land on my padding and hop back up. In some areas, a fall could have been disastrous.

If you are riding the shuttle, catch a ride back from the Ranger booth at the river. The Rangers are always happy to point you in the right direction.

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike. Easy. Great scenery. Came here while camping at wonder lake. Would do again.

P.s. bring deet and mosquito nets. It’s worth looking crazy in exchange for not going insane

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

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! We had breathtaking views of Denali from the top! If you start on the gradual side and go down the steep side, it really isn’t too strenuous. We saw hikers of all ages. It’s heavily trafficked so bears weren’t a huge concern but carry bear spray just in case. Be prepared for A LOT of wind. Even on a calm day we had around 50mph prevailing winds on the exposed side. Highly recommend this hike!

Did the trail with my boys, 14 and 12 years old in 2.5 hours. Rigorous uphill but great vista views. Temp changes so layers helped.

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.

Started at wilderness trail loop and ended at the Savage river (4mile hike). We had two 4 yr olds and two 7 yr olds and they nailed it! Breathtaking views and we even saw a big blonde bear.

This trail shows off Denali taking you through tundra, which fades into a beautiful spruce forest. It ends at the huge glacier runoff where you can see Denali on a clear day. We went in the beginning of July 2018 and the Mosquitos were crazy bad. We sprayed several times with mosquito spray which kept them at bay. We never got bit but they were thick in some spots. It was so worth it because the views are amazing. I would do this trail again and again.

hiking
8 months ago

Not an easy hike, however the views are stupendous! We did this with our 2 teenage daughters, and it was fully within everyone’s capability. I felt like we were on The Sound of Music while hiking the ridge line. I highly recommend starting at the Savage River trailhead and hiking towards Mountain Vista area. This gets the hardest part done early in the hike.

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