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Harding Ice Field Trail

Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a lot of elevation gain so it's not the easiest hike, but it's definitely worth it as the views are simply stunning. I hope I'm able to go back someday.

Thank Jlaw234
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

One of the best hikes we have done right up there with Glacier Park hikes! Definitely for fit hikers as it is steep in many places. Views are amazing. We lucked out & got a sunny day. Go all the way to the top/end of...More

Thank Kelli C
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Last minute trip to Alaska, met a friend on his way out and told me to finish this hike. He was cut short on time, so the next morning I drove from anchorage to Seward, enjoying a magnificent drive with amazing scenery. Once I reached...More

Thank Lexx K
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I am an avid hiker. I go hiking at least 1-2 times a week. The purpose of my trip to Seward was Harding Ice Field Trail. It is one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. I highly recommend it. I was lucky...More

1  Thank 921adriank
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We hiked the harding ice field trail while visiting Exit Glacier. All of our research said it would take 6-8 hours and was a strenuous trail. They were not lying. There's a 3,500 ft. elevation gain. The nice thing about the hike is that there...More

Thank Kassie A
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Backroads Tours set us up for this 8 mile hike (4 up and 4 down) adjacent to the Exit Glacier. The first 2 miles up were tougher than the second 2 but the top was absolutely thrilling. At the 2 mile stop we saw bush...More

Thank Paul Z
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you like to hike this is a must if you are going to Kenai. the hike is 9+ miles with a 3,000+ foot elevation gain. Great view at several different points and we even hiked through the clouds. It feels like Antarctica when you...More

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We recently returned from a first trip to Alaska (Kenai, Talkeetna/Palmer, Denali) and completing this hike definitely ranked among the best of our many great, memorable trip experiences. The scenery? Unbeatable. The weather? Variable, as advertised. The exertion? Significant. The mosquitoes? Real. A pretty sporty...More

6  Thank Liu_Phillips
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Just returned from Alaska and I did this hike with my sister. We are 59 & 60 yrs old & in good shape for our age. We both would consider this a strenuous hike, about 8.2 mi r/t and over 3000 ft elevation gain. It...More

1  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a strenuous hike with NPS website saying 1000ft/mile gain. Almost 8mi round trip and 3400 ft elevation gain. Parking can fill up very quickly as trailhead is for both Harding Icefield and Exit glacier, a very popular trail in the area. We had...More

Thank daipayan8
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Dominique P
29 March 2017|
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Response from Frankie M | Reviewed this property |
You might be looking to start at Exit Glacier Trailhead, Seward, AK. (Google that) This will put you on top of the ice field about 8.2 miles round trip. The hike is a burner at 1,000 feet of elevation with every mile. Allow... More
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