“A mellow gravel trail that is best used to connect other routes to the visitor's center.”
— Ike Waits
Views · Wildflowers
A short gravel path with access to a number of trails around the visitor center. The perfect opportunity to stretch your legs after a day's drive.
This route is an easy gravel trail leading through spruce and aspen forests from the Denali Visitor Center to the Horseshoe Lake Trail
. Along the way, it also provides access to the Rock Creek Trail
and Mt. Healy Trail
. There are some easily navigated open ditches that interrupt the otherwise very smooth tread.
This content was contributed by author Ike Waits. For a comprehensive hiking guide to Denali National Park and to see more by Ike, click here
Flora & Fauna
This area is home to moose, spruce grouse, red squirrels and a wide variety of flowers and berries depending on the season.