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Rock Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 484' 148 m
Descent: -209' -64 m
High: 2,257' 688 m
Low: 1,805' 550 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Megan Lee

An occasionally steep trail through forest similar to the Roadside Trail, but a bit longer and quieter.

Megan Lee

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly With abundant snacks in season and a way to reach the famous Denali Kennels, this trail is perfect for older kids.

Description

From the visitor center, follow the Taiga Trail for a short distance to the start of the Rock Creek Trail. Although the climbing is more demanding at the start, make sure to enjoy the great views back over the valley. As the trail proceeds the grades mellow out on the way to Rock Creek at the end, and the kennels beyond. Unlike the Roadside Trail, this path travels deeper into the forest for an even more peaceful hike.

Flora & Fauna

There's a good chance of seeing moose or black bears. And lots of blueberries, flowers, and plants add to the appeal along the way.

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Aug 25, 2019
Laura Huth
Easy hike with beautiful views. Leads to the dog kennel
Jun 14, 2019
Olivia Zmuda
2mi
Jun 5, 2019
Jason Draper
Jun 29, 2017
Peter Gutzmer
With Andy. 2.5mi
Jun 26, 2017
JC Sabol
2.1mi

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