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    Top Spots in and near Denali National Park and Preserve

    • Healy, Alaska

      Camp at Wonder Lake

      Sitting at mile 85 of the 92 mile park road through Denali National Park, Wonder Lake Campground is an oasis in the wilderness. Wonder Lake is also the the closest you can get to Denali. (Note: You may see the big mountain called Mt. McKinley on maps, but everyone in Alaska calls it Denali.) Pr...
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    • Healy, Alaska

      Hike the McKinley Bar Trail

      5.0
      McKinley Bar Trail is a 5 mile roundtrip hike that is located 1/4 mile before Wonder Lake Campground. This hike is a great way to stretch your legs out after a long bus ride. This easy trail meanders through a spruce forest and past many small ponds before reaching the McKinley Bar on the McKinle...
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    • Healy, Alaska

      Backpack the Mt. Eielson Loop

      16 mi / 2000 ft gain
      If you are looking for an overnight backpacking trip in Denali National Park with spectacular views of Denali, this is a great option. There is no trail and if you happen upon one, DO NOT follow it. The best part about Denali is that there are not many trails and most of the park is designated wi...
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    • Healy, Alaska

      Hike the Eielson Alpine Trail, Denali NP

      2 mi / 1000 ft gain
      To get to this trailhead, you are going to have to take the Denali Park shuttle bus to the Eielson Visitor Center. The shuttle system is great, but it's also the only way you're going into the park in the summer months. Once you're on the bus, you can get out at any point, go for a hike, and catc...
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    • Trapper Creek, Alaska

      Hike Byer's Lake Loop

      5.2 mi / 100 ft gain
      The Byers Lake Loop Trail begins in the Byers Lake Campground. If you're not planning on camping, you can park in the day use area (the first right hand turn, off of the campground entrance), pay the $5 fee, and walk towards the campground loops. At the bottom of B loop, there is a sign which sim...
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    • Healy, Alaska

      Climb Divide Mountain

      6 mi / 2600 ft gain
      The best time of year to do this is when the weather is cold and the river is low. I have had the best luck in late spring and early fall. If it's raining or really hot this hike won't be doable because the river will be impassable without a pack raft or a high skill level of river crossings. Sta...
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    • Healy, Alaska

      Climb Sheep Ridge in Denali

      3 mi / 1500 ft gain
      From the Toklat contact station walk east back across the bridge (crossing the river) and drop down onto the river bar heading north. Walk for about 75 yards north hugging the cliffs on the right. Eventually you will reach an area where the tundra comes all the way down to the river bar. This is ...
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    • Healy, Alaska

      Climb the Ridge Behind Toklat Road Camp in Denali

      5.0
      5 mi / 2700 ft gain
      From the Toklat Contact Station look due west and that is the mountain you are about to climb. Directly across the from the tent there is a drainage. Walk up the drainage hugging the right side until you are above the treeline (about 300-400ft). Once you are above the trees climb out of the drain...
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    • Trapper Creek, Alaska

      Backpack Kesugi Ridge

      4.7
      27.4 mi / 4650 ft gain
      Kesugi Ridge is a 27.4 mile point-to-point trail from Little Coal Creek to Byer's Lake in Alaska's Denali State Park. To get to the trailhead from Anchorage, take the Park's Highway north to the parking area at Little Coal Creek Trailhead at milepost 163.9. The trail quickly climbs about 1,750 f...
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