• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Mount Healy Overlook Trail

The Mount Healy Overlook Trail is a strenuous hike of 4.5 miles (7.3 km) round trip, three to four hours roundtrip, from the Denali Visitor Center via the Tiaga Trail and a trail junction, with 1,700 feet of elevation change, up to 25 percent grade, on a 24-inch wide surface of native soils with rocks and roots. Highlights include dramatic views. Benches are provided after the first mile at 500 feet of elevation gain. Switchbacks climb another mile and 1,200 feet to the overlook.

 

Did You Know?

close view of bearberry, a small red-colored plant

In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.