Alaska October 12, 2019
Walk Across A Suspension Bridge On Triple Lakes Trail In Alaska
There are so many beautiful trails in Alaska that it can be hard to pick one to hike. The Triple Lakes Trail has a gorgeous suspension bridge, which makes it an easy choice when in Denali National Park. Although the trail is on the longer side, you’ll want to spend the whole day hiking from view to view on this stunning trail!
If you're headed to Denali National Park and you're looking for a fabulous day hike, the Triple Lakes Trail has many stunning features that you need to see!
Featuring everything from mountain panoramas to suspension bridges over glacial streams, every step on this trail will hook you. Make sure to bring your camera to capture all of these great views!
This hike is a generous 9 mile hike one way!
If you're going to do it round trip, it works out to be over 18 miles long. Many hikers just hike one way and drop their car off at the Visitor's Center and take the shuttle to Denali Village, where you can hike back to car via the trail!
There is some good elevation gain, over 1,000 feet.
It's right in the middle of the trail however, so no matter which way you're coming from you'll have to hike it. It does mean you'll get fantastic views!
At one point the trail passes over the railroad bridge.
When you continue on you get a great vantage point of the railroad by the creek! You will actually hike over two creeks during this trail.
The gorgeous Riley Creek is one of them.
There's actually many bodies of water on this hike, including the two creeks and the three gorgeous lakes this trail is named after. Frequently you'll see moose bathing in the lakes, and it is bear country so remember to bring bear spray!
The entire trail is actually the longest one in Denali National Park, as the rest of the park is designated wilderness.
The trail is rated hard but many reviewers said it wasn't too bad if you paced yourself and took frequent breaks. The whole hike can be upwards of 8-9 hours when hiking out and back, depending on your fitness level, weather, and the trail conditions.
Even though you'll want to hike this trail every day of the year, winter isn't recommended due to the isolation of the area.
Hike this beauty anytime from April through September for the best views and weather! As always, when hiking Alaska's backcountry, practice safety and let someone know when you're expected back.
Have you hiked the Triple Lakes Trail? What did you think? Would you do it again? Let us know in the comments below!
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