Hiking in Denali National Park

Come along as we go hiking in Denali National Park. We hope to get back to the park for more hiking before we leave Alaska.

Mt. Healy Overlook Trail

The Mt. Healy Overlook Trail is 2.7 miles one way with 1700 ft. in elevation gain. But it’s worth it.

mt healy overlook trail hiking in denali national park.

The views up there are beautiful!

views from mt healy overlook trail.

views from mt healy overlook trail.

laura and kevin at the end of the mt. healy overlook trail.

groundhog at the top of the mt healy overlook trail.

Other than this guy we didn’t see any animals. But we did find moose poop.

moose scat on the mt healy overlook trail.

If you’re worried about running into bears while hiking in Denali National Park, this is a well-traveled trail, and you will see people on it regularly. After the first part of the path, you start to lose tree coverage. So be prepared with sunscreen.

Triple Lakes Trail

At 9.5 miles, the Triple Lakes Trail is the longest trail in Denali National Park. It was a crappy day, and we had no intention of doing the whole thing, especially after Mt. Healy the day before.

We started at the southern end off of Alaska Highway 3, so we would get to see the lakes pretty quickly.

hiking at denali national park the triple lakes trail.

There were few people on the trail so definitely be bear aware here. Bring your bear bells and spray.

view from triple lakes trail in denali national park.

beaver dam at triple lakes trail in denali national park.

We didn’t quite make it to the second lake. Trees shade most of the trail we hiked so it would be a perfect choice on a hot day.

boardwalk on the triple lakes trail in denali national park.

That was not nearly enough hiking in Denali National Park. We fully plan to hit it again before we leave Alaska.

Next post: Two free campgrounds between Tok and McCarthy

Check out all the videos in our Alaska 2018 adventure here.

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.

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