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Harding Ice Field Trail

Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Liu_Phillips
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled on this late in our planning. I think I overlooked it because it was a "strenuous, all-day hike". My husband and I are out of shape and don't often exercise, so we had to plan ahead and take it slow. I think the...More

2  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I first hiked the loop to the toe of the glacier which in itself was amazing. Then we climbed up to Marmot Meadows and ate our picnic lunch there. It was quite steep but fine for those who, like me, are afraid...More

Thank Leah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked this trail early in June 2017 when the trail towards the end was still covered in snow. We went almost 2.4 miles until top of cliffs viewpoint. I was spell bound at the view of the glacier. The last 0.8 miles or so...More

Thank Ashwini S
Reviewed 5 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

2  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 5 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
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Dominique P
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.