Denali Wilderness Hike

For the active traveler, a Denali Wilderness Hike is the perfect way to discover this amazing place. This hike usually involves substantial elevation gain, getting you up to the big views above tree line. The trail is not steep or difficult, but a long, steady climb makes this trip fairly strenuous.

Explore Alaska’s spectacular wilderness on an exhilarating trek with an experienced naturalist guide. Denali State Park is famous for its hiking trails, wildlife, and magnificent views of nearby Denali. Your 5 to 6-mile hike gains 1,100 feet in elevation, climbing from lush forest to alpine tundra and stunning panoramic views of Alaska Range peaks and glaciers (weather permitting). This is THE best trail for Denali Views! Photographic opportunities abound from majestic alpine vistas to delicate wildflowers and berries. Denali hiking doesn’t get any better than this! Hiking snacks provided.

Trip Details

Length of Trip: 4½ hours (Want a longer hike? A 7 hour private version of this trip is available on our Custom Trips page.)

Terrain and Gear: Hikes are 5 to 6 miles on established trails. Sturdy walking shoes recommended. Bring rain gear, bottled water, and dress for current weather conditions. Raingear and trekking poles are available. Trail routes may vary due to trail and weather conditions.

Dates: June 1 – Sept 14

Meeting Time and Place: 7:30 am & 5 pm daily (evening hike time changes to 4 pm on August 25th) from the McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge and 7:35, 5:15 at the Alaska Nature Guides River House. And 4 pm & 4:04 pm starting Aug 25. 


Adult: $122 per person
Child: $104 per person
Custom trip $610 for up to five people and $122 per additional person.

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