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249 mi 401 km of trail 10 Recommended Routes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 18 Trails Intermediate Trails 24 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails
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Gems in Interior Alaska and Denali - 6

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gem Favorite A view from near Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park: Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains.

Eielson Visitor Center

(8) Healy, AK
gem Favorite A younger dog at the Kennels.

Denali Sled Dog Kennel

(7) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Fall at Polychrome Overlook. with permission from David Broome

Polychrome Overlook

(5) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains

Reflection Pond

(5) Healy, AK
gem Favorite No Photos

Triple Lakes

(2) Healy, AK
gem Favorite Clear day with a view

Stony Hill Scenic Overlook

(1) Healy, AK

Recommended Routes in Interior Alaska and Denali - 9

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Favorite View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
Difficult

Mt. Healy Out and Back

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,609' Up 490.42 m Up 1,609' Down 490.41 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Peering down over Horseshoe Lake. with permission from Rumiana Koynova-Tenchova
Intermediate

Horseshoe Lake

2.3 mi 3.7 km 287' Up 87.6 m Up 287' Down 87.58 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite A fall hike alongside the wild and powerful Savage River with mountain visible in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Savage Alpine and River Route

6.0 mi 9.7 km 1,626' Up 495.56 m Up 1,788' Down 545.08 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Train
Intermediate

Triple Lakes Out and Back

15.0 mi 24.1 km 2,172' Up 661.91 m Up 2,172' Down 661.91 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Looking up the ridgeline to the summit of Mount Healy from atop the first climb.
Difficult

Mount Healy from Bison Gulch

6.9 mi 11.1 km 4,058' Up 1236.87 m Up 4,061' Down 1237.77 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Fairbanks Hiking Club snowshoe outing.
Intermediate

Inner Loop

2.8 mi 4.5 km 463' Up 141.09 m Up 456' Down 139.05 m Down

Ester, AK
Favorite Tundra and mountains in Denali National Park. with permission from David Broome
Intermediate

Mom's Polychrome Picnic Loop

2.7 mi 4.3 km 283' Up 86.11 m Up 273' Down 83.32 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Denali National Park
Intermediate

Thorofare Pass

6.1 mi 9.8 km 1,024' Up 312.23 m Up 1,022' Down 311.64 m Down

Healy, AK
Favorite Toklat River Bar, Denali National Park. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Jacob W. Frank
Easy

Toklat River Out and Back

1.8 mi 2.8 km 72' Up 21.99 m Up 72' Down 21.86 m Down

Healy, AK

Trails in Interior Alaska and Denali - 37

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2.1 mi 3.3 km #1Rock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
Healy, AK
3.0 mi 4.8 km #2Angel Rocks Trail
Difficult
Eielson Air Force Base, AK
Difficult
Eielson Air Force Base, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #3Marten Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Y, AK
Easy/Intermediate
Y, AK
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Otter Loop
Easy
Y, AK
Easy
Y, AK
2.0 mi 3.1 km #5Mt. Healy Trail
Difficult
Healy, AK
Difficult
Healy, AK
30.0 mi 48.2 km #6Kesugi Ridge Trail
Difficult
Y, AK
Difficult
Y, AK
15.0 mi 24.1 km #7Granite Tors Trail
Difficult
Fairbanks, AK
Difficult
Fairbanks, AK
4.3 mi 7.0 km #8Savage Alpine Trail
Difficult
Healy, AK
Difficult
Healy, AK
3.1 mi 4.9 km #9Curry Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Y, AK
Intermediate
Y, AK
2.5 mi 4.0 km #10McKinley Bar Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Healy, AK
Easy/Intermediate
Healy, AK
1.7 mi 2.8 km #11Savage River Loop Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
Healy, AK
8.9 mi 14.4 km #12Triple Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
Healy, AK
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Mountain Vista Trail
Easy
Healy, AK
Easy
Healy, AK
3.1 mi 5.0 km #14X Lake Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Y, AK
Easy/Intermediate
Y, AK
0.3 mi 0.5 km #15Savage Cabin Trail
Easy
Healy, AK
Easy
Healy, AK
0.3 mi 0.6 km #16Meadow View Trail
Intermediate
Healy, AK
Intermediate
Healy, AK
2.0 mi 3.2 km #17Roadside Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Healy, AK
Easy/Intermediate
Healy, AK
0.7 mi 1.2 km #18Wickersham Dome
Intermediate
Ester, AK
Intermediate
Ester, AK
29.3 mi 47.1 km #19Trail Creek Trail
Intermediate
College, AK
Intermediate
College, AK
18.6 mi 30.0 km #20Wickersham Creek Trail
Intermediate
Ester, AK
Intermediate
Ester, AK

Photos of Interior Alaska and Denali - 111

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Hiking the McKinley Bar Trail towards the McKinley River with the Alaska Mountain Range as a backdrop.  Denali (Mt McKinley) is just out of the picture, to the right.  This is a short and easy hike, but one of the few trails in Denali National Park.
Apr 24, 2015 near Healy, AK
Reflection Pond delivers a great scene on clear days. Photo credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK
Denali towering over the landscape near Eielson Visitor Center. Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains
Sep 8, 2016 near Healy, AK
Looking up the ridgeline to the summit of Mount Healy from atop the first climb.
Sep 19, 2017 near Healy, AK
A clear day at Wonder Lake.
Jul 31, 2017 near Healy, AK
A view from near Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park: Photo Credit: NPS Photo/Tim Rains.
Sep 7, 2016 near Healy, AK
On Curry Ridge looking down on the Chulitna River and out to Denali Peak
Jul 23, 2018 near Y, AK
Looking down the ridgeline from near the summit.
Sep 19, 2017 near Healy, AK