Denali National Park
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Denali National Park Walking Tour

Denali National Park and Preserve, United States

From $125.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Few places on Earth rival the grandeur of Denali National Park. This 3-hour hike, led by a naturalist guide, is limited to just seven people for a more personalized experience. Perfect for the first-time visitor, the experience is offered in the morning, afternoon or under the midnight sun (twilight), allowing you to explore the boreal Alaska Range forest at a time that suits you best.
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Multiple tour options

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Expert naturalist guide
  • Some outdoor gear is available for use (e.g. rain gear, overboots, trekking poles, water)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 238.5 Parks Hwy
    238.5 Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

If you are staying in any hotel other that the Denali Princess Wilderness lodge, please send a text, when you arrive, to help coordinate pickup time.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for child aged 11 and under
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Trails are best described as moderate, with tree roots, hills, and mud in places. Bring your outdoor gear including sturdy walking shoes, water, jacket and rain gear. Some basic gear is available, including rain gear, overboots, trekking poles and water.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Which hotels are available for pickup on the Denali National Park Walking Tour?

A:Hotel pickup is offered from the following: Denali Wilderness Princess Lodge, Mckinley Chalets, Denali Bluffs, Grande Denali, and Mckinley Village.

May 2021

Q:How do I arrange hotel pickup for the Denali National Park Walking Tour?

A:Please contact the local operator directly at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange meeting/pickup details.

May 2021

Q:How strenuous is the Denali National Park Walking Tour?

A:Moderate. The trail is not flat and the group will often walk 3-4 miles on these tours (depending on participants.)

May 2021

Q:What should I wear for the Denali National Park Walking Tour?

A:Wear layers, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. You may bring a backpack with water and snacks. Don’t forget your camera, and bring binoculars if you have them!

May 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Denali National Park Walking Tour?

A:This is Alaska so bring your outdoor gear; sturdy walking shoes, water, jacket, and rain gear, along with your camera and curiosity. Some of the basic equipment is available, including rain gear, water, overboots and trekking poles.

May 2021

Q:How experienced are the guides on the Denali National Park Walking Tour?

A:The guides are among the most experienced in Alaska. Each guide has a minimum of five years of guiding experience in Alaska.

May 2021

Q:Are there any restrictions to participate in the Denali National Park Walking Tour?

A:This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old or for guests with heart, back, or other serious health issues.

May 2021

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Traveler Tips

If this is your first visit to the park, taking this first tour to get the lay of the land and learn from a local about the park and life around the park is the way to go.
69 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Not Your Typica Hiking Experience
Kathryn_J, Aug 2022
Alexis was our guide. She communicated via text about pick up times and gave updates when needed. The hike was great and very educational. We stopped many times along the trail learning about trees, berries, what causes scarring on the Aspen trees and the history of the area. We foraged for blueberries, crowberries, lingenberries, rose hips and cranberries. They were delicious! The next day my husband and I walked from our hotel to the rail station. I found the berries along the way and, of course, put my new knowledge to the test and foraged along the way. I highly recommend this tour!
Anson_W, Aug 2022
Our guide Claire knowledgeable, friendly, and Accommodating. Sites were beautiful terrain appropriate for our age
1 traveler found this review helpful
Poor customer care.
Don_B, Aug 2022
Could not do it for medical reasons and they would not refund money. Poor customer service. Bad attitude.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Our company policy allows for a full refund if cancelled 3 days before your tour. After this date we cannot guarantee a refund. Last minute cancellations via Trip Advisor have been an issue in the past so we stopped allowing cancellations if booked through Trip Advisor.
Great walk
Rick_E, Jul 2022
Our guide, Claudia, was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. She made the trip interesting, interactive and fun. I had hoped for more walking and less talking, but what we got was a very enjoyable experience.
Best "tour" experience while I was in Denali
Laura_M, Jul 2022
Claire was very knowledgeable and since I was the only one on the walk that day, she adjusted her pace and amount of knowledge sharing to me. She was very responsive and a kind human being. Thank you Claire!
Claire was an awesome...
Keith_C, Jul 2022
Claire was an awesome guide and the hike was beautiful . Claire was very knowledgeable and the Alaskan flora, trees and wildlife.
Don’t waste your money
Thomas_J, Jul 2022
This tour is a waste of money. The tour guide was very nice and informative. She was great. The tour however was a waste of $300.00. We basically did a mile each way walk through the forest to a lake. Turned around and walked back. The worst part was the path was right next to our Hotel and could have been done unguided like most people we saw along the trail and we could have put the $300 toward other things on out Bucket list once in a lifetime family Vacation. Again the guide was terrific This issue is for sure with the Tour company.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are sorry you did not feel satisfied with this tour. In all of our advertising we do inform travelers this is a narrated, educational tour about the park on trails that are easily accessed by the public. We do not have access to special trails that the public does not have access to. Typically, we do not take groups staying in the Villages to the Triple Lakes Trail because of the close proximity of the hotel to the trailhead but unfortunately this season construction traffic has made transportation into the park much more difficult and we feel that people would prefer to be walking on trails rather than sitting in traffic for their tour.
Great walk
David_P, Jul 2022
A wonderful walk through the forest with great explanations of all the fauna and geology. Very knowledgeable guide who kept us all entertained.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful Walk Through Denali
Melinda_B, Jun 2022
We had wonderful time walking through Denali with Victoria. She was extremely knowledgeable which made the walk very informative. I learned so much while absorbing all the beautiful scenery.
Great experience. Our...
Tom_D, Jun 2022
Great experience. Our tour guide was phenomenal and full of knowledge. The hike was beautiful filled with flowers and great views
Jill_R, Jun 2022
Our guide Clair was awesome. Knowledgeable, friendly, considerate. Also my sister and I were the only 2 and they didn’t cancel!
Denali lakes and flora walking tour
Reggie_W, May 2022
Observing and learning about the flora and fauna of the area was very interesting, especially when learning how the First Nation people used these limited resources to survive and even thrive. The view of the lake with reflection of the mountains was absolutely spectacular!
I know so much more after this hike.
Barbara_T, May 2022
Vicky was very knowledgeable of the wildlife, plants and trees. We were able to taste wild cranberries along the trail. It was such an interesting hike!
Great hike
Robert_S, Aug 2021
We were a small group of 4 seniors (ages 65-70). Jeremy was our guide. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and encouraged questions. The pacing of the hike was perfect with frequent stops to explain things. We were very pleased.
Relax, your guide has bear spray and knows how to use it.
Charles_C, Aug 2021
Our guide was familiar with plants and trees and pointed out growing seasons. She was familiar with animals and their habits. We spotted red squirrels, grew jay, and a golden eagle. We didn't see moose or bear but evidence they had been there.
A walk in the Tiga
John_S, Aug 2021
Excellent walk, guide walked at a good speed and was very informative. Learned about the Tiga and how it’s thickness affects the growth of the trees.
Awesome Guided Hike
Dallas_H, Aug 2021
On time pick up, fantastic tour guide who was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He provided additional info about places to eat, shop and dropped us off at our next hike. We had a great time, I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the area.
Justin_Z, Jul 2021
Jeff made the experience amazing. Can't wait to come back and do a different trail! I definitely recommend this activity to everyone!
Lots of walking, little info.
G_brow_1755, Jul 2021
Excepted a little more than a hike on a trail that we could have taken on our own. Would like to have had more in the way of a natural history hike.
Fantastic hike!
Ann_T, Jul 2021
Our guide showed up on time, in a passenger van with rain coats and trekking poles for anyone who wanted them. Jeff was super nice and knew a really lot about all the plants and animals in Denali. The time went by far too fast. The hike was gentle slopes through amazing forest areas.


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