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Mt. Healy Overlook Trail

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Definitely worth the hike once you get to the top!

Not an easy hike... depends on your skill level and shape you’re in. I had my 9, 13, 16 year olds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great scenery along the trail and on the top.

The hike took us 3.5 hours even with our short stops. The last bit is hiking up rock steps that... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Roxanne W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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This 2.5-mile hiking trail up Mt. Healy ascends 1,700 feet offering magnificent views of the Nenana Valley.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not an easy hike... depends on your skill level and shape you’re in. I had my 9, 13, 16 year olds, my 74 year old Dad and mom. Took us 2 hours up, and an hour back down to the visitor center. We probably spent...More

Thank LMFfarmer
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The hike took us 3.5 hours even with our short stops. The last bit is hiking up rock steps that are steeper. The views along the was are lovely. The view at the top is worth the hike. We are 60 years old and in...More

Thank Roxanne W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The trail is very steep but it is worth it the effort. On a sunny day the view is amazing and you can even see Denali from here.

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our group of 3 adults and 3 kids enjoyed this hike out of the Denali Visitor Center area. The trail to the looking is about 1700 feet of elevation gain, but it is a beautiful trail with a steady grade and nice surface (thank you...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Definitely a strenuous hike, particularly when the weather was an unusually balmy 80 degrees, but well worth it, with excellent views from the top.

Thank SFBliss60
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This hike is very steep and is very close to the visitor center. The view on top is excellent. Take water as you will work up a sweat.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

This was a difficult hike but well worth it. The views from the overlook were incredible. Not a lot of switchbacks which made the hike more strenuous. It took about two hours to get to the top.

1  Thank Patrick E
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Just do this hike...but make sure you are in shape and prepared! The views are spectacular and the workout you get is really good. If you are afraid of heights, be aware that the last 1/2 mile of the hike is all open (no trees...More

1  Thank YMC323
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We, there were 6 of us, are not experienced hikers, we didn't stretch first, nor had we walked much in the last 4 days of our vacation. We picked the 'most strenuous' trail with the most gain for our one and only hike in the...More

2  Thank JJWaterside
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a very strenuous hike. It took us two hours to reach the summit. It was worth it when we got to the top - but going up I wasn't so sure :) Although the view from the top was breathtaking, coming back down...More

Thank Jill F
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Michael J
3 September 2017|
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Response from jensmith05 | Reviewed this property |
This is a very well-traveled trail, but you should always have bear spray with you when hiking in Alaska! It's better to be safe than sorry!