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Awesome Hike!

We jumped on a hotel shuttle bus to McKinley Village Lodge (south trailhead). From there the trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rpelsishans
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Sarasota, Florida
Great hike -- recommend going south to north

Since there isn't a way to get back to your car if you want to hike all 9.5 miles, opt to go south... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SarahC9876
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New England
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We jumped on a hotel shuttle bus to McKinley Village Lodge (south trailhead). From there the trail passsed three mountain lakes, and then climbs thru a spruce forest to the top of a ridgeline. Lot's of fun!

Thank rpelsishans
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since there isn't a way to get back to your car if you want to hike all 9.5 miles, opt to go south to north so you can see all 3 lakes before the halfway point. Hike isn't too difficult. It's got a fair elevation...More

Thank SarahC9876
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enter the trail in park it is long with a lot of uphill. the lakes are at the last 3 miles. There is a beaver Dam. We did not see any wildlife. There are a lot of great views and you exit outside...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started from Denali Village side. Pretty steep climb the first few miles. The 1st lake can be seen after a mile into the hike. There is also Beaver Dam, pretty cool. About 1.6 mile into the hike, there is the 2nd lake. We hiked...More

Thank FoodieNatalie
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We did the hike on June 28th and it was great! The hike is long and includes a lot of ups and downs, especially if you tack on the short trails that deviate from the main trail to visit each lake. We started at the...More

Thank Laurel C
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Leave it to us to randomly pick the longest trail in the park, but so glad we did. Started at the visitor center and went all the way to the other end of the trail. The bridge was great and around every turn the scenery...More

Thank Kathi G
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had very short amount of time so went to the bridge and came back. Liked the hike so much and wished we had more time to do the entire hike.

Thank LalithaKosuri
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a 9.5-mile trail that passes through the eastern edge of Denali National Park. The southern end is at the Parks Highway near Denali Park Village and the northern end is near the Visitor Center at Denali National Park. You can take a free...More

Thank DaveBFindlay_Ohio
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a nine mile through hike passing 3 lakes, or a in/out of about 1 mile each way. The lake furthest from the visit center we saw beaver, house, and moose on the ridge. What a start to your day.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

In the morning porcupine on the way,many squirrels,many blackkoks,nice views around..but Lonely planet writes 14 km trail but 14 km is only one way!!

Thank Stepan B
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