Hike to Horseshoe Lake, Denali NP

Alaska Horseshoe Lake Trailhead

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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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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

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How to Get There

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year ago

Added by Austin Marlia

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

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