Horseshoe Lake Trail

Denali National Park
This hike was rated 3 stars.
Submitted By
Holly and Wah
Miles One Way
Miles from Anchorage
236; north of Anchorage in Denali National Park
June to August (park closes in mid-September)


The best view of the “horseshoe” shape of the lake is seen from a lookout about a mile in. This was a pleasant & convenient hike, accessed from the visitors center. We saw people of all ages on the trail.

Keep a lookout for the beaver & lodge, which are best seen before you reach the end of the trail!

A beaver dam is at the end of the trail.


Webmaster’s note: there are 4 trail hikes at the front of the park. Info for this one and Mt. Healy are on this site.


Topo Map

Horseshoe Lake Trail topo map

Comments on hiking Horseshoe Lake Trail

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