Explore the most popular hiking trails near Healy with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month 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.

Windy and sublime

hiking
4 months ago

Great little year round hike. Did it in Jan, -20s temps. The lake is frozen in the winter and you can walk on parts of it. Most stunning is the opening along the Nenana River—bright water against the snow covered banks and mountain views.

Beautiful hike!! SO worth the drive:)

hiking
5 months ago

Cool hike with a little wildlife, some grizzly activity at the end of the trail ( moose lunch). skip the bus return and hike both directions.

hiking
7 months ago

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

Great for the entire family! Easy and absolutely stunning.

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

hiking
8 months ago

The trail crossed several different types of landscapes and it was a fun trail to hike. The end of the trail is a river bank and it gives a unblocked view of Denali. Unfortunately it was cloudy when we got there. Saw footprints of bears, old though.

hiking
8 months ago

Well traveled and beautiful views all around. Gets pretty winding toward the top ridge and cold. Good climb and distance is about right for a moderate hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Gentle walk around the Eielson Visitor Center area and a good way to stretch your legs after the long bus trip. Lots of alpine flowers. On a clear day there are wonderful views of Denali.

Beautiful hike. We went with a Ranger and she was really informative while keeping the hike to a gentle pace. It does have quite a bit of elevation gain, but the trail is good.

hiking
8 months ago

We went up Labor Day weekend 2017. As others have stated, it is a moderately steep grade most of the way with several benches to rest on. There is loose rock most of the way. Overall I'd say this is a moderately advanced hike for experienced hikers. Novice hikers will find it difficult. BRING A WINDBREAKER OR RAIN JACKET!! Gusts were about 60mph at the top!!

It's an easy hike. Fun for kids. Lots of beaver dams and squirrels along the trail. Lake is unbelievably clear. Suggest doing it if you have the time on your trip to Alaska!

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.

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

hiking
9 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!!!

hiking
9 months ago

One of the hardest hikes Healy, AK has to offer. The trail often is at an incline, and the rocks are at times loose. Don't let this steer you away from doing it. Every ridge line has one incredible view after another. Be sure to hike all the way to the "castle" It's totally worth it. At this point expect an extremely steep climb roughly 20 feet up.
Once at the top don't forget to sign your name, Enjoy

backpacking
9 months ago

Awesome views of Denali, if you’re in the area and happen to be backpacking, try to catch a view early in the morning. Got some awesome pictures of the summit up there.

hiking
9 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.

Extremely easy loop, not much to it. The lake is gorgeous and the occasional beaver may peek it's way out from its dam.

I recommend combining this hike with a few of the others in the area; like the roadside or maybe even MT Healy.

The trail is somewhat steep, but the views at the top are amazing. There is a great open area at the top that you can explore, with 360° views. We did the Ranger hike, which was very informative. After the Ranger set us loose, we spent an hour at the top, which was awesome. Highly recommended.

walking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail with very nice views of the Nenana.

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.

Amazing

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

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful views. Worth doing

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