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Savage Alpine Trail

Mile 15, Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Fairly steep and rocky hike- a walking stick is helpful. So nice to sit on top and take in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chabrro
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New York City, New York
Gorgeous views from the top

We began our hike from the Savage River trailhead with a steep but doable climb. The views are... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
talkinghorse55
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Connecticut
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Mile 15, Park Road, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly steep and rocky hike- a walking stick is helpful. So nice to sit on top and take in the views. We saw a grizzly digging for roots to eat- from a safe distance. Bear spray is a must. Lots of arctic squirrels.

Thank Chabrro
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

We began our hike from the Savage River trailhead with a steep but doable climb. The views are amazing right from the start as we gained elevation. Then it's a trek across the "bowl" to the next high point. Saw ground squirrels and wildflowers along...More

Thank talkinghorse55
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

This 4 mile trail starts either at Mile 12 or Mile 15 on Park Road. If you have a car you can park at either and then take a free shuttle back to your car. We wanted to see Denali so when asking around someone...More

2  Thank Carrie D
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We started our hike near the Savage campgrounds. We hiked just short of the top, but due to very strong winds we turned around. The views down in the valley were wonderful. Give this hike a try on a less windy day.

Thank Roxanne W
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

When we planned our trip to Denali, we kind of underestimated the size of the park. A little unfortunately, but on the other hand this gives you the opportunity and a reason to come back one day. I can recommend this trail, because the trailhead...More

2  Thank derflieger2003
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Glad we started on the more difficult side (near savage river loop trail) and enjoyed the more gradual decent. Very windy at top with very narrow ridge trails. Our health app said we climbed 133 stories. Lots of prairie dogs and saw one moose.

1  Thank ghibesan
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

Pretty, if a bit monotonous hike along the river, surrounded by tundra. You can see the whole trail ahead of you, so not much suspense, No great views, but still worth a visit.

Thank passnthrung
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Our family of two middle-age adults, a tweener, and an almost-tweener hiked this trail on a glorious early-July day. We drove our rental car to the Savage River stop, parked in the overflow lot across the bridge and began our hike a little before noon....More

2  Thank Liu_Phillips
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We hiked the trail from Savage River to the summit of the ridge. It is a challenging hike for a beginner or moderate hiker. If you want a less challenging hike start at the nearby campground. We will still get a good hike but the...More

1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

This was a very comfortable walk. The view was breathtaking. We marveled at the rock formations and the beauty of the creek running through the mountains.

Thank Jill F
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