Best Backpacking in Denali

Looking for the best backpacking in Denali? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Denali. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Backpack the Mt. Eielson Loop

    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...

    16 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the Toklat East Branch Trail

    The Toklat East Branch Trail doesn't require any stream crossings, making it a preferable backpacking location. Wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolves, caribou, and sheep are often sighted. Be aware of the temperature drop and high winds at night ...

    9 miles 3200 ft gain

  • Backpack Kesugi Ridge

    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 milep...

    27.4 miles 4650 ft gain