Hike Moose Flats Loop Trail in Denali State Park

One of the quickest views of Denali can be found when you hike Moose Flats Loop Trail in Denali State Park.

If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest day hike in Denali State Park then hike the Moose Flats Loop Trail. This wheelchair accessible hiking trail is only half a mile long and can be completed in 20 minutes.

In this post, I’m going to share how to hike Moose Flats Loop Trail in Denali State Park, Alaska.

Moost Flats Loops Trail Summary

Traditional Land: Ahtna, Dena’ina (Visit Native-Land.ca to identify whose land you live, work, and play on.)
Distance: 0.5 miles
Time: 20 minutes
Elevation Gain: 0 feet
Difficulty: Very Easy
Dogs: Yes

Quick Tips

  • Bring cash. Day parking is $5.
  • This trail is wheelchair accessible.

How to Get to Moose Flats Loop Trail

  1. From Anchorage, head north on the Glenn Highway
  2. Follow the Glenn Highway for 136 miles
  3. Turn right towards the K’esugi Ken Campground
  4. Park in the day-use parking lot

Hike Moose Flats Loop Trail in Denali State Park

Around The Loop

The Moose Flats Loop Trail starts in the day-use parking lot near K’esugi Ken Campground in Denali State Park. After you park, you will find the trail to the left of the fee station. Don’t forget to pay the $5 parking fee.

Moose Flats Loop Trail Denali State Park

This half-mile, wheelchair-accessible trail will take you around a lake to an incredible viewpoint of Denali. If you are staying in the K’esugi Ken Campground, this is one of the best views in the area.

Denali View From K'esugi Ken Campground

As an interpretive trail, you’ll have opportunities to learn about the local plants and animals as you walk around the loop.

There is a small boardwalk that you will use to cross over muskeg, an acidic soil type common in Arctic and boreal areas.

Moose Flats Loop Trail Boardwalk

Connect to Curry Ridge Trail

The Moose Flats Loop Trail can be completed in less than 20 minutes and it can be combined with Curry Ridge Trail. Curry Ridge makes for a perfect day hike in Denali State Park, especially if you want some incredible views of Denali.

Hike Curry Ridge Denali State Park Alaska

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Do you have any questions on hiking Moose Flats Loop Trail in Denali State Park? Let me know in the comments.

About Andrea Kuuipo

I was born and raised in Anchorage and have been able to travel to many places around Alaska. As an Alaska Travel Blogger, I love sharing my favorite things to see and do in my home state to help others plan an incredible trip!

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