The McKinley Station Trail is a 2.9 mile loop, starting and ending at McKinley Station.

The halfway point is the park visitor's center. This trail is perfect for families and all skill levels. The trail features beautiful wild flowers and is best used from April to August. 

Photos: Denali NPS and Kenneth Schneider

Pack List

  • Water
  • Cash for visitor's center (if you wish)
  • Snack or sack lunch
  • Camera
  • Bug spray 
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RT Distance 2.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 459 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby


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