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Taiga Trail

Easy

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 75' 23 m
Descent: -109' -33 m
High: 1,828' 557 m
Low: 1,726' 526 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Ike Waits

A mellow gravel trail that is best used to connect other routes to the visitor's center.

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Runner Notes

Easy going can be had along this connector trail, if you're hoping for a mellow route.

Description

This route is an easy gravel trail leading through spruce and aspen forests from the Denali Visitor Center to the Horseshoe Lake Trail. Along the way, it also provides access to the Rock Creek Trail and Mt. Healy Trail. There are some easily navigated open ditches that interrupt the otherwise very smooth tread.

This content was contributed by author Ike Waits. For a comprehensive running guide to Denali National Park and to see more by Ike, click here.

Flora & Fauna

This area is home to moose, spruce grouse, red squirrels and a wide variety of flowers and berries depending on the season.

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Hiking the Taiga Trail.
Sep 15, 2016 near Healy, AK
Snowshoeing on the Mt. Healy Trail.
Oct 22, 2015 near Healy, AK

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