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We hiked in the early morning. It was really quiet. Be aware of bears as they like to hike along... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Short, easy hike

Savage River is at the 15 mile mark in Denali National Park. It's as far as you can take your car... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Patty Z
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked in the early morning. It was really quiet. Be aware of bears as they like to hike along the river too.

Thank End_of_Cloud
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Savage River is at the 15 mile mark in Denali National Park. It's as far as you can take your car. The loop trail is an easy 2.5 mile hike along the river.

1  Thank Patty Z
Reviewed 23 September 2018

My wife and I hiked this trail about a week ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views were great and the hike was easy enough for the earliest of beginners. In total the hike was about 3 miles and the terrain remained relatively flat. Unfortunately...More

Thank jameswU8379TO
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is a short trail that gives you a taste of the National Park in around an hour. you can drive to the parking area, but it is better to take the free shuttle as parking is rather limited.

Thank Pittsburgh_cyclist
Reviewed 16 September 2018

You are supposed to be able to see sheep but we did not see any wild life. There were some interesting rock formations and the hike was level/easy. There were some spots where the trail was covered by water. There just wasn't much of a...More

Thank becky h
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We got to the park around 4-5 pm & wanted to check into our hotel & drive into the park for a quick hike before dinner. This worked out great because we got to drive into the park as far as private vehicles are permitted...More

1  Thank heatherminier
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Easy (with proper shoe) and beautiful trail at the end of the road. Especially on a rainy and breezy day. Only caution is parking does appear limited so good luck.

Thank LesleyYang
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great trail at the entrance to the park. Easy two mile round trip with good parking and facilities. Spectacular views from alongside a nice smallish river of clear cold water. Plenty of places to sit and rest or just take in the beautiful scenery.

Thank Beachguy43
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

It was a cloudy day on our day visit . The trail is two miles round trip. It was super easy hiking. We did not see animal. By the way, this is as far as you can drive into Park with your own car. Parking...More

Thank feil675
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is as far as you can drive into Denali with your own vehicle. It's a nice trail along the Savage River and you can do a mile loop, down one side and up the other. Great mountain views.

1  Thank kjkupiec
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22 August 2018|
Response from northernneckinn | Reviewed this property |
You ought to check to see if the road is even open at that time of the year. I saw lots of barriers to close down sections of the road dependent on weather conditions. If the road is open and possibly icy I’d rent a 4x4 with... More
17 May 2018|
Response from churchmusiclover | Reviewed this property |
Sure. You should hold her hand on the hike or “backpack” her in.
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1 November 2017|
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Response from Roxanne W | Reviewed this property |
We took the green buses and they worked out just fine. You pick them up at the Wilderness Access Center (WAC), which is 1.5 miles inside the park road. Inside the park is also a Denali Visitor Center. It is a good place to... More
14 July 2016|
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Response from Erin R | Reviewed this property |
There is a free transit shuttle from the Visitor Center (and/or Wilderness Access Center) that takes you to Savage River Loop Trail and back. It's about an hour each way, and an hour on the trail. As someone else has... More