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Talkeetna & Denali State Park Hikes

Walk, hike, snowshoe or stroll... whatever your pace, you'll love hiking or snowshoeing in Talkeetna and Denali State Park.
Enjoy discovering our neck of the Alaska wilderness, learn about nature, and get your body and mind in motion!

 

Take a flight tour from Talkeetna to Denali.  McKinley flightseeing is an other-worldly experience.

Our Talkeetna and Denali hiking trips are a great option for those who love to walk.
The vast Alaskan wilderness can be frightening to even the most avid hikers. Talkeetna Travel's guided hiking tours provide a safe, fun, and educational hiking experience.

Our naturalist guides have years of experience in the Alaskan woods. They will carry bear protection and are trained in bear encounters, first aid, CPR, and emergency procedures, and all carry emergency communications. Put your fears at bay and immerse yourself in the naturally beauty, wildlife, plants and history surrounding you.

We now offer winter snowshoeing in Talkeetna! Snowshoes provided. Scroll down for details.

Have a large group? Have a special interest like birding? Contact us regarding a custom trip.

 

Hike #1 - Talkeetna Lakes Trail Approx. 2 Hrs
Departs daily
6:00PM
Adults $59
Children 12 & under - $39
Click here to reserve.
Avail. 6/1 - 9/10 - Take a hike! Explore Talkeetna’s best trail with a great naturalist guide. A new scene of beauty unfolds around every turn on this three-mile moderate hike. Look for loons and kingfishers on the lakes, moose and bears in the woods, and Mt. McKinley on the horizon. This lush old-growth forest is alive with songbirds, wildflowers, berries, and mushrooms. This is a great trip in any weather. Includes a delicious snack.

Transportation from your Talkeetna-area lodging is free if within 4 miles of downtown Talkeetna (North of Fish Lake.) There is a $25 transportation fee if you need to be picked up south of Fish Lake.

 

NEW!
Hike #2 - Talkeetna Mountain Heli-Hike
Approx. 3 1/2 Hrs
Includes 15-20 minute helicopter ride each way
Adults $443
minimum 2 people
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Avail. 6/1 - 9/16 (weather permitting) - Talkeetna's only commercial helicopter operator in conjuction with our local hiking expertise are proud to offer you this unique wilderness experience. Lift off from the lowlands of Talkeetna's boreal forest for a thrilling helicopter flight into the Talkeetna Mountains above. Step off into pristine alpine tundra where no roads go. Feel as if you have been magically transported to a vast, open wilderness, a hiker's paradise inaccessible by any trail. Tremendous views of Denali, the Alaska Range, and countless peaks surround you, taking your breath away and putting you face to face with the enormity of the Alaskan back country. Luckily, you are in the company of an experienced naturalist guide who will show you the way and get you home safely.

Transportation from your Talkeetna-area lodging is free if within 4 miles of downtown Talkeetna (North of Fish Lake.) There is a $25 transportation fee if you need to be picked up south of Fish Lake.

 

Hike #3 - Lake Nature Walk
(start is 1-hr drive from Talkeetna)
2  1/2 Hrs
Departs Twice Daily
9 AM, 1 PM and 4:30 PM
Adults $69
Children 12 and under $39
Click here to reserve.
Avail. 5/21 - 9/16 - Immerse yourself in Alaska's tranquil beauty on a two-mile nature walk in Denali State Park. Enjoy magnificent views of Byers Lake and surrounding mountains, perhaps even majestic Mt. McKinley. Learn about the area's animal and plant life, and take home a healing salve made from native plants. Explore a log cabin that once belonged to a pioneering couple. Hear about how the adventuresome family survived the long winters in this beautiful setting. You may see nesting trumpeter swans, loons, eagles, or bears foraging for spawning salmon. A visit to the Alaska Veterans Memorial and park visitor center offers spectacular vistas of the Alaska Range. The pace of this hike is comfortable, with frequent stops and photo opportunities.

Note: This hike is on a well-maintained trail with approximately 300 feet of elevation gain. Dress for the current weather conditions. Bring your camera, binoculars, and insect repellent.

The Nature Walk and Wilderness Hike in Denali State Park both begin at the Byers Lake Campground day use area: Turn into the Byers Lake Campground at Parks Highway mile 147, go 1/3 mile and turn right into the day use area. Look for the Hiking sign.
 
Transportation from Talkeetna is not available except for custom trips.

 

Hike #4 - Denali Wilderness Hike
(start is 1-hr drive from Talkeetna)
4 1/2 Hrs
Departs daily
7:30 AM and 5 PM
Adults $99
Children 6-12 - $69
(price includes picnic lunch)
Click here to reserve.
Avail. 6/3 - 9/16 - Explore the Alaskan wilderness on an exhilarating trek in the heart of Denali State Park. Hike through lush vegetation along forested trails while your guide tells you about the local history and wildlife of the area. Hike above tree line for spectacular views of the Alaska Range, glaciers, and Mt. McKinley (weather permitting). Enjoy a freshly prepared picnic lunch while scanning the mountainside and valleys for foraging bears. Photographic opportunities abound - from majestic alpine vistas to delicate wildflowers and berries.

Note: Denali Wilderness Hikes range from 5 to 7 miles and may involve challenging terrain on established trails. Sturdy hiking shoes recommended. Bring rain gear, insect repellent, bottled water, and dress for current weather conditions. Trail routes may vary due to trail and weather conditions.

The Nature Walk and Wilderness Hike in Denali State Park both begin at the Byers Lake Campground day use area: Turn into the Byers Lake Campground at Parks Highway mile 147, go 1/3 mile and turn right into the day use area. Look for the Hiking sign.

Transportation from Talkeetna is not available except for custom trips.

 

Talkeetna Snowshoe Hike
Winter Only
Approx. 3 Hrs
November - April
Meet in downtown Talkeetna
$89 per person.
Minimum 2 people
(or pay total price of 2)
Click here to reserve.

Explore Alaska's winter splendor with a great local guide. A little expert advice is all you need to enjoy this fun and popular winter sport. Trek to a spectacular viewpoint over the Alaska Range. Look for Denali, North America's highest peak, and hear tales of a summit climb from someone who's actually been there. Search for stories in the snow – tracks left by the area's abundant wildlife - and take home a healing salve made from native plants. Includes water, hot chocolate, a delicious homemade treat, ski poles, overshoes, and snowshoes. Each tour will be tailored to the interests of our guests and current conditions.

Meet in downtown Talkeetna. Sturdy shoes recommended. Dress for current weather conditions. Routes vary due to snow and weather conditions. Includes water, hot chocolate, a delicious homemade treat, ski poles, overshoes, and snowshoes.

 

Enjoy beautiful scenery with explanations from a local naturalist on the Talkeetna Lakes Hike.
Talkeetna Lakes Guided Hike


Talkeetna Travel · P.O. Box 474 · Talkeetna, Alaska  99676
Phone (907)733-8728  · Email:  agent@talkeetnatravel.com


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