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Mt. Healy Overlook Trail

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Awesome hike that won’t take all day

We had this hike at the top of our to do list and it was fantastic!! The view was so pretty, you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seatac77
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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 6 January 2018
LMFfarmer
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had this hike at the top of our to do list and it was fantastic!! The view was so pretty, you can see mountains forever and the buildings of Denali below. It does take some effort to get up there, make sure you take...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 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

1  Thank LMFfarmer
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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

2  Thank Roxanne W
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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.

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Reviewed 8 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

1  Thank David R
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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.

1  Thank SFBliss60
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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.

Thank JANET V
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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.

3  Thank Patrick E
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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
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Reviewed 23 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

3  Thank JJWaterside
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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!
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