Hike the Triple Lakes Trail

Triple Lakes Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

​This is a slightly less traveled trail in Denali, so hikers are rewarded with stunning views and solitude. Options for this trail are to go halfway, or as far as you would like before turning around.

The Triple Lakes Trail is an 18.9 out and back hike, featuring three lakes and is rated as difficult. The trail is recommended for use from April to September.

You can park at the Visitor Center at Denali National Park and take the free Denali Park Village Shuttle (which runs every hour at the 30 minute mark) to the trail head off of Route 3. The trail takes you to three lakes and then up a bit before you bringing you back downhill to walk along the river. You will come across a small suspension bridge. Bring bug spray.

Photos: Andy Putnam and Tim Rains

Distance

18.9 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

4963 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Lake
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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Beauty

9.3miles one way, beautiful landscape and the lakes are worth the hike down to.

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