Hike to Horseshoe Lake, Denali NP

Alaska Horseshoe Lake Trailhead

Added by Austin Marlia

Lakes and open meadowsWildlife sightings

Horseshoe Trail is located inside of Denali National Park in Alaska. This area provides a ton of lakes, open meadows, and free ranging wildlife, such as moose, grizzly bears, and caribou.

Starting at the parking lot near the railroad tracks, you follow the tracks south until you see the Horseshoe Trail sign. You will hike towards a raging river located near Horseshoe Lake, surrounded by beaver dams and wildlife.

For an overview of the trails in the park, check out the park map.

Pack List

  • Bell to keep away potential bears
  • Walking stick or weapon for protection
  • Good hiking boots
  • Camera to capture all of God's beauty
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

255 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

11 months ago

Nice Easy Walk

Went to Horseshoe Lake a few years back and enjoyed the easy walk. Also got to see moose and beavers in the marsh.

11 months ago

Added by Austin Marlia

I'm a 23 yr old adventuring with God and finding His favorite hiding places

More Adventures Nearby

Summit Harp Mountain in Chugach State Park

Alaska / Harp Mountain Trailhead

Starting from the South Eagle River valley east of Anchorage, trudge 2650 ft. up to the summit of Harp Mountain for unbeatable views of the Chugach and the Knik arm. Park at the end of Hiland Rd.

Brian Pinkard
1 Saves

Hike Spruce Cape

Alaska / Spruce Cape Trailhead

This hike is 1.4 mile out and back hike that leads to great island views and a fun beach to explore. This is one of the easiest hikes on Kodiak Island.

Harrison Finds
2 Saves

Hike to Rabbit Lake and the Suicide Peaks

Alaska / Rabbit Lake Trailhead, Anchorage

The best part about this trail other than the stunning views is it's easy access from Anchorage; it is about a 20 minute drive from the center of town.

Eric Hedstrand
10 Saves