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Denali Trails

Featured Trails

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Featured Trails at Denali National Park & Preserve (NP&PRES) in Alaska. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Denali National Park and Preserve Featured Trails Most of Denali is devoid of trails. The trails that do exist are primarily around the Denali Visitor Center, near the park entrance; and at Savage River, 15 miles into the park. Savage River (Miles 12–15) GE nan aR RG Ne ive E Horseshoe Lake Trail To Fairbanks O Savage River Loop r PA ak eL D E N A L I PA R K R O A sho Ho rs e Tr a i l H D Roadside Bike Trail Jonesville Connector Trail A Riley Creek Campground G R 3) W Y Trail ( H side Bike AY Road il ra eT 1 W o DE N er Riv lo er age PA K GH v O Sav Mount Healy k LI Backcountry Information Center Denali Visitor Center Campus Circled area not to scale! HI Note: Parking is limited. Use the Mountain Vista Trailhead when full or take the free Savage River Shuttle. S Denali Bus Depot Savage Alpine Trail R RK 15 K A l To Park Entrance E Meadow View Connector Trail r ai ek T North o R To Mountain Vista (9 miles) and Savage River (11 miles) DE NA L R I PA side ad K RO g kin Hi Spruce Forest Connector Trail Morino Connector Trail Ro ck C re il Tra F O inl cK M 2 eek AD Riley Cr McK inley Station Trail 3 ek ana a Tr J Rive r Cre Triple La k e s es Hin Riley Creek L Nen Mountain Vista Trail N D Savage Cabin Loop tion Tra il P C St a AD M B Q ey RO 13 il Sled Dog Kennels Denali Park Headquarters To Anchorage Continues south 9 miles one-way I Denali Visitor Center Campus Denali Bus Depot A Denali Visitor Center H B Alaska Geographic Park Store Bus Tickets and Departures Sled Dog Kennels C The Morino Grill D Bus Stop and Baggage Claim Legend Riley Creek Campground Denali Bus Depot & Backcountry Information Center M Riley Creek Mercantile and Campground Visitor Information Campground N Riley Creek Campground Bus Stop Bus Depot RV Dump Station Restrooms Fee Collection Store Park Road Mile Marker Gifts Riley Creek Loop Shuttle Bus Stop O Riley Creek Day Use Area I Sled Dog Kennels J Sled Dog Kennels Bus Stop Savage River Area (Miles 12–15) E Restrooms Other Bus Stops P Mountain Vista Trailhead F Alaska Railroad Depot K Horseshoe Lake Trailhead and Bus Stop Q Savage River Campground Picnic Area Savage River Shuttle Bus Stop G Murie Science and Learning Center L Park Headquarters Bus Stop R Savage River Restaurant Sled Dog Demonstration Bus Stop Frontcountry Trails Savage River Area Trails (Miles 12–15)** Safety Hikers should be prepared for encounters with moose, bears, or wolves. Trail Difficulty Elevation Distance* Trail Difficulty Elevation Distance Roadside Bike Path Easy 150 ft (45 m) Savage Alpine Trail Strenuous 1,500 ft (457m) 4 miles (6.4 km) One-way Spruce Forest Trail Easy Negligible 0.1 miles (.16 km) One-way Mountain Vista Trail Easy 50 ft (15m) 0.6 miles (1 km) Round-trip Horseshoe Lake Trail Moderate 250 ft (76 m) 4 miles (6.4 km) Round-trip Savage Cabin Loop Easy 50 ft (15 m) 0.8 mile (1.3 km) Round-trip McKinley Station Trail Moderate 100 ft (30 m) 1.6 miles (2.6 km) One-way Savage River Loop Moderate Negligible 2 miles (3.2 km) Round-trip Rock Creek Trail Moderate 400 ft (122 m) 2.4 miles (3.8 km) One-way Roadside Hiking Trail Moderate 350 ft (106 m) 1.8 miles (2.9 km) One-way Mt. Healy Overlook Trail Strenuous 1,700 ft (518 m) 2.7 miles (4.3 km) One-way Triple Lakes Trail Strenuous 1,000 ft (305 m) 9.5 miles (15.3 km) One-way 1.7 miles (2.7 km) One-way *All distances are measured from the Denali Visitor Center (DVC). Hiking the Horseshoe Lake Trail from the Horseshoe Lake Trailhead reduces the distance to 2 miles round-trip. Bookstore • Carry bear spray and know how to use it. • Be prepared to run from moose, but never run from a wolf or bear. • Stay 25 yards away from all wildlife, except bears—stay 300 yards away from bears. • See go.nps.gov/DenaliSafety for detailed information on wildlife safety and on staying safe in a wilderness environment. Access Savage River Area Trails by using the Savage River Shuttle from the Denali Visitor Center—see go.nps.gov/ DenaliCourtesy for schedules and dates of operation. Please note, access to Savage River is variable in spring and fall, depending on snow conditions.

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