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Taiga Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 2.7 (3)

A mellow gravel trail that is best used to connect other routes to the visitor's center.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

1,828' 557 m

High

1,726' 526 m

Low

75' 23 m

Up

109' 33 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Family Friendly 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.

Description

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.

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Ike Waits

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  2.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

Entrance of Horseshoe Lake Trailhead, looking back towards railroad tracks
Sep 15, 2020 near Healy, AK
Hiking the Taiga Trail.
Sep 15, 2016 near Healy, AK
Moose
Mar 31, 2020 near Healy, AK
Snowshoeing on the Mt. Healy Trail.
Oct 22, 2015 near Healy, AK

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Aug 4, 2020
Marc Daniel
With Mila — 15h 30m
Jun 29, 2019
Vidyasagar Duvvuru
May 27, 2019
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