Hike the Rock Creek Trail

Rock Creek Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Rock Creek Trail is a great introduction hike in Denali National Park for intermediate hikers. The trail features beautiful wild flowers and stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

This trail climbs above the Park Road between the Park Headquarters and the Visitor's Center. The initial 600 foot ascent of the trail rewards hikers with a gorgeous view of the river valley and of the Alaska Range on a clear day. There is a bench to rest at on the highest point of the trail. The trail is 4.5 miles out and back, and is best used from April to September.

Photos: Sandy Jensen and Bhasker Hariharan

Distance

4.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1240 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

From $30/night

Denali National Park Campgrounds

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

From $246/night

Denali Park Village

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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