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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Activities: Hiking
Description: This 2.5-mile hiking trail up Mt. Healy ascends 1,700 feet offering...
This 2.5-mile hiking trail up Mt. Healy ascends 1,700 feet offering magnificent views of the Nenana Valley.
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Pat yourself on the back when you reach the top

You will feel very accomplished if you complete this. A previous reviewer stated this was and easy little hike and suitable for all ages, but I would submit that it is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Florida, USA
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Florida, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You will feel very accomplished if you complete this. A previous reviewer stated this was and easy little hike and suitable for all ages, but I would submit that it is very strenuous. I wonder if they went all the way to the top and not just around the base. I agree that it is suitable for all ages. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This trail starts right outside of the bottom floor of the visitor station and goes to the top of the mountain merest the parking lot. It took us about two hours to get to the top and about an hour to go back down. Overall, it wasn't too strenuous and the views were amazing from the top.

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Michigan
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158 reviews 158 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Took a shuttle from our hotel into the park. Saw an informative video at the visitor center then headed to a viewing area to hopefully see Mt McKinley. Our driver was very friendly and knowledgable. Also had a native Alaskan give a short talk at the viewing area. The ride there was beautiful. Saw moose and caribou along the way.... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The trail was well kept. A few informational signs along the way. Good photo opportunities. Bathroom facilities at the trailhead. An easy hike for all ages and fitness levels.

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Redding, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
91 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A well maintained trail with a steady but not overwhelming incline to the peak. You are rewarded with awesome views.

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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hike starts from the Visitor Centre and is well signposted. It's flat for a while then you start to climb. We are reasonable hikers and this trail wasn't at all difficult. We stopped about half a dozen times to look at the views and take photos - we had a lovely sunny day. As others have said, if you... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I made this hike after a flightseeing tour of Mt. McKinley. It was listed as strenuous, and I agree. The vertical climb is about 1700'. There were several pretty steep, switchbacks that had loose gravel and rock trail, although they were being repaired when we made the hike. The scenery all the way up was beautiful, and... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
58 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The walk leads straight from the car park of the visitor centre and we found it to be a good walk to get a feel for the park. Obviously you need nice clear weather to be able to get a good view of the park. If you have reasonable fitness it's no bother at all and on a hot day... More 

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Gilson, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The trails on this mountain is absolutely breathtaking and worth every picture you would take of it. I wish we could have taken the trail longer. It goes for every and you are sure to see wildlife!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We didn't make it all the way up (baby and time constraints prevented us from attaining the summit), but views on the way up were really spectacular! This is a very steep trail, so bring lots of water and potentially a snack. Give yourself plenty of time to get up and down. Also, bring bug spray! Ability level is definitely... More 

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