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Savage Alpine Trail

Mile 15, Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Great way to see the mountain

This 4 mile trail starts either at Mile 12 or Mile 15 on Park Road. If you have a car you can park... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Carrie D
,
Middleton
We did not make it all the way due to strong winds

We started our hike near the Savage campgrounds. We hiked just short of the top, but due to very... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Roxanne W
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Mile 15, Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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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

1  Thank Carrie D
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
Reviewed 5 August 2017

When we planned our trip to Denali, we kind of underestimated the size of the park. A little unfortunately, but on the other hand this gives you the opportunity and a reason to come back one day. I can recommend this trail, because the trailhead...More

1  Thank derflieger2003
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Glad we started on the more difficult side (near savage river loop trail) and enjoyed the more gradual decent. Very windy at top with very narrow ridge trails. Our health app said we climbed 133 stories. Lots of prairie dogs and saw one moose.

Thank ghibesan
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Pretty, if a bit monotonous hike along the river, surrounded by tundra. You can see the whole trail ahead of you, so not much suspense, No great views, but still worth a visit.

Thank passnthrung
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Our family of two middle-age adults, a tweener, and an almost-tweener hiked this trail on a glorious early-July day. We drove our rental car to the Savage River stop, parked in the overflow lot across the bridge and began our hike a little before noon....More

1  Thank Liu_Phillips
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked the trail from Savage River to the summit of the ridge. It is a challenging hike for a beginner or moderate hiker. If you want a less challenging hike start at the nearby campground. We will still get a good hike but the...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was a very comfortable walk. The view was breathtaking. We marveled at the rock formations and the beauty of the creek running through the mountains.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This are was just beautiful to view and take pictures. Weather was just right and not too cold to hike

Thank George L
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This trail is good for people who are fit and capable hikers. Trail map says 4 miles, my GPS said I walked 5 - must be the switchbacks. We started from Savage River. The first 1.5 miles are pretty tough uphill with lots of switchbacks...More

3  Thank rjs15
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