Lakes and open meadows. Wildlife 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
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RT Distance 3 Miles
Elevation Gain 255 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Horseshoe Trail

Quick and easy trail with very nice views. Perfect for if you only have a few hours before a tour.

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.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

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

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