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Mt. Healy Trail

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Trail

2.0 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,573' 479 m
Descent: -25' -8 m
High: 3,380' 1,030 m
Low: 1,832' 558 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 73% (36°)

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Trail shared by Megan Lee

An increasingly steep trail climbing from the forests to an alpine lookout.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly While the grades may tucker youngsters out, the trail is short and the views from the top are incredible.

Traveling the ridges of Mount Healy beyond the trail is permitted, but can be hazardous.

Description

From the parking area near the visitor's center, take the Taiga Trail for 0.5 miles, then look for the Mount Healy Overlook Trail junction, where you'll begin your outing on this trail. The route is pretty steep the entire way, and the trail begins as a wide path that's easy to see. Eventually, the trail drops in width to a singletrack as it approaches the treeline. Plenty of rocks and roots make for tougher going higher up too.

The views in the last portion of the trail are spectacular as you'll have made your way out of the thick forest that you began hiking under. As one of the steepest trails in the park, the journey up to the Mount Healy lookout is strenuous, but the view is worth it. It's almost always windy up high, so come prepared. On a clear day you can see Denali.

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Photos

View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
Aug 1, 2019 near Healy, AK
Headed up Mt. Healy.
Oct 22, 2015 near Healy, AK
Denali: Mt Healy.
Oct 22, 2015 near Healy, AK
View from the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail.
Aug 1, 2019 near Healy, AK
Denali: Mt Healy Overlook Hike.
Oct 22, 2015 near Healy, AK
Snowshoeing on the Mt. Healy Trail.
Oct 22, 2015 near Healy, AK

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