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Savage Alpine Trail

Mile 15, Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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One of the best views and trails

We were told to do this trail by our camp host. It is one of the newer trails. It offers fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
morganreed727
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Great Vistas!

This was one of my favorite hikes in the park! Great views from on top of the ridge line. There's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rpelsishans
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Sarasota, Florida
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Mile 15, Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were told to do this trail by our camp host. It is one of the newer trails. It offers fantastic views of the mountains and of the savage river. We went in june so we saw lots of flowers. It got hot , so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite hikes in the park! Great views from on top of the ridge line. There's about 1500 feet of vertical rise; enough to make it a little challenging for a couple of flat-landers from Florida. However, it was well worth...More

Thank rpelsishans
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well maintained trail with great views. Not too strenuous. have to get the bus or drive into mile 15. well worth it.

Thank sckmommd50
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is a more populated trail, with personal vehicles able to drive up to this point. We took the free Savage Campground shuttle (green bus) and hiked this one way, from camp to the Savage River. This is well worth the visit.

2  Thank cctkMiller
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great hike up and over a small range near Savage River. If the wind gusts similarly to the day we hiked, go slow but keep hiking. Its challenging but fun. The terrain on each side of the hill is vastly different so you will be...More

Thank thepowells2016
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Most important recommendation is start from loop it’s steep and rookie. The views beautiful. If ur in shape do it!

1  Thank RMPFL
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Fairly steep and rocky hike- a walking stick is helpful. So nice to sit on top and take in the views. We saw a grizzly digging for roots to eat- from a safe distance. Bear spray is a must. Lots of arctic squirrels.

1  Thank Chabrro
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We began our hike from the Savage River trailhead with a steep but doable climb. The views are amazing right from the start as we gained elevation. Then it's a trek across the "bowl" to the next high point. Saw ground squirrels and wildflowers along...More

Thank talkinghorse55
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This 4 mile trail starts either at Mile 12 or Mile 15 on Park Road. If you have a car you can park at either and then take a free shuttle back to your car. We wanted to see Denali so when asking around someone...More

3  Thank Carrie D
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We started our hike near the Savage campgrounds. We hiked just short of the top, but due to very strong winds we turned around. The views down in the valley were wonderful. Give this hike a try on a less windy day.

Thank Roxanne W
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