After a few days of viewing Alaska's beautiful landscapes from a distance, this four-hour guided hike gives travelers a chance to experience them up close. The trip starts at the McKinley Princess Lodge where the small hiking group meets their guide for a brief shuttle ride to the trailhead.
A hike as interesting as it is invigorating.
With a hiking guide eager to share their knowledge of the area, the time on the trail is as interesting as it is invigorating. They point out many different features and plants so that guests start to see the unique details within the vast land around them. There are delicate wildflowers and shaded ferns, tall grasses and a buffet of ripening berries come late summer. The area is also abundant with wildlife, their fresh tracks frequently spotted in the soft soil.
After a steady gain of about 1,100 feet, the trail tops out on an alpine plateau with 360-degree views of the Talkeetna and Alaska mountain ranges. On a clear day the trail offers the best views of Denali. Here the group takes a well-deserved break to soak in the vista and enjoy a hearty trail snack. The trip concludes back at the McKinley Princess Lodge after a relaxed descent and return shuttle ride.
The Denali Wilderness Hike covers five to six miles on established trails, with up to 1,100 feet of elevation gain. Hiking routes may vary depending on the conditions and weather. The tour goes rain or shine.
What to Bring
Proper gear is critical for comfort and safety in this hike's alpine environment. Guests should wear synthetic hiking pants, long-sleeved top, and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring rain gear, an extra warm layer, water, and snacks. Don't forget a camera and binoculars.
This is a moderate to strenuous activity. Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike continuously both uphill and downhill for two hours. Minimum guest age is 6.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The guided Denali State Park Wilderness Hike starts at the McKinley Princess Lodge. The tour operator provides roundtrip transportation to the trailhead.
Rates & Dates
Here are the rates and operating dates for this product. Remember, we have a lowest price guarantee for nearly everything we sell.
Child rates apply to children under the age of 12, but children must be at least 6 years old to participate.
Rates & Dates
6/1/23 (Th) to 9/12/23 (Tu)6/1/23 (Th) to 9/12/23 (Tu)
The rates above are subject to change without notice.
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.