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Harding Ice Field Trail

Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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US$ 80.00*
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Guided Harding Icefield Trail Hike
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US$ 212.15*
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Northwestern Fjord Sightseeing Cruise from Seward
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Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Best View at the Top. Keep The Momentum Going as you climb higher and higher! My family and I did this trail in July, and let me tell you, it is not easy, but we did it. My mom thought going up was harder, while...More

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This hike is amazing! Tough but definitely worth every bit of the effort. Bring trekking poles, good hiking shoes, layered clothes, sunglasses, lunch, and lots of water! We hiked with a park ranger during the ascent but went our own pace during the descent. Would...More

1  Thank Ewinner
Reviewed 4 December 2016

So awesome that it is difficult to describe. Wonderful views from an seaplane or an airplane. Worth the air trip.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a must if you are up for a hard, rugged, all day hike. 9 miles round trip, 3500 ft. elevation gain, but you will never regret the time and effort. Had 100% sunshine when there. The ice field is incredible. Unforgettable !!

2  Thank spencers1621
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are a hiker and fairly fit, then you must do this hike. It's one of the most spectacular that I have ever done, but you do have to work for the view. There is quite a lot of ascent, but even if you...More

1  Thank Sara C
Reviewed 8 October 2016

A must do! I move fast. Did the total hike + a lunch at the top in 5 hours, legs burned the next day ;) Have bear spray.

Thank Frankie M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Did this hike by myself and was a little nervous about running into a bear but had my bear spray and bells on my feet. Passed people now and then. Asked the ranger if it was OK to go alone and he acted like it...More

1  Thank showmeadeal
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a really stunning hike, particularly for its length. Going from humid forest to black moonscape in four miles was super fun, never mind the spectacular view of the ice field at the end. It does in involve quite a bit of climbing, but...More

1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I need to start with the caveat that we did this hike on what was probably one of the most beautiful days of the year. It was sunny and in the mid-70s for the entire duration of our hike. We were there toward the end...More

Thank K8lyn-L
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We made it to the end of the trail with our kids ages 6 and 9 who are experienced hikers. Yes, it was a tough climb but the views were unbelievably stunning. We stopped to take hundreds of photos and have snacks and did hike...More

1  Thank W1136GDJLee
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Dominique P
Where do I drive to in order to start this hike?
29 March 2017|
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Response from showmeadeal | Reviewed this property |
Drive to Kenai Fjords National Park and park in the parking lot. The trail starts from the visitor center. Very easy to find. I found it by myself and I am horrible with directions.
Hi, I wonder if it is safe, especially with bears, to hike on a harding ice field trail without ranger(s). My group will be driving from Anchorage on that day and we may not catch up with the 9-AM hike tour with ranger(s). Thank you.
26 April 2015|
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i have a cruise that ends in seward. I'm interested in seeing the exit glacier as well as doing the hike. Can that be done in one day. Also are there any idea of how to spend the first half of the next day in seward before departing by train to anchorage.
9 February 2015|
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