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Mt. Healy Overlook Trail

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: This 2.5-mile hiking trail up Mt. Healy ascends 1,700 feet offering magnificent views of the Nenana Valley.
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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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141 reviews 141 reviews
50 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Despite what the Park Rangers (and Lonely Planet) may say, there is no easy route from the end of the Mt. Healy Overlook Trail to the summit of Mt. Healy. We followed a good trail from the Overlook along a pleasant undulating ridge which heads directly towards Mt. Healy. The path ends on a steep, rocky peak surrounded by vertical... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I hiked this trail with my 8 year old daughter. The park ranger tried to talk us out of it because of the steepness of the trail. We went anyway and were very glad we did. We even glimpsed the summit of Mt. McKinley from the top.

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Eagle River, AK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We hiked up this mountain with our little dog and enjoyed the views. This mountain is located at Mile 30 of Denali Park Road.

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Beaverton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Do this hike! You will be rewarded with fantastic 360 degree views! And I was lucky enough to see Denali (Mt McKinley) as well! Strenous but doable. Take lots of water. Hiking poles were most helpful for this 57 y.o. woman!!

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cerritos
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you can handle hikes with medium difficulty, you should try this while visiting Denali. Hiking pole will help since at some locations you need it with no hand rails and lose soil. Make sure to spent 15 minutes at the summit before your descent. It is spectacular view! Check with the visitor center for any closures before you start... More

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