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Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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This area offers many hiking options.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bus ride” (3 reviews)
“brooks camp” (6 reviews)
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Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlight of this trip was a wolf that ran in front of our tour bus for 4 miles and then a giant bear that blocked the road for 5 minutes! The hike was beautiful and lunch was decent. The hike was moderate for me but...More

Thank lisa s
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Challenging walk but it is worth it. Views and lava flows are outstanding. You can see for miles in every directions.

Thank jettag1950
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Very difficult hike for the mature crowd whose members are not familiar with uphill ventures. A serpentine 1.25 hour bus ride traversing the river 3 times, leads one to the Ranger station. Begin the downward path, easily marked, tends to leave your knees slightly achy...More

1  Thank bill s
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Took the tour while staying at Brooks Lodge. An absolutely amazing view of the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century (30x greater than Mt. St. Helens). The tour is a one hour ride along a truly single lane road through the wilderness and fording...More

Thank Rick J
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Although the valley no longer smokes it's still an amazing spot. Seeing the layers of ash that fell and hardened as a result of the Novarupta Volcano in 1912 was incredible. We got to the Griggs Visitor Center via the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes...More

Thank fewsl
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Loved this place. Try to do the hiker yourself and visit both spots. I plan on coming back and doing a few days to try to reach the crater. It is a really awesome place. Hike back up is a bit tough, bring water down...More

Thank 1909_Chris
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

A well narrated bus ride over a gravel road with brown bears plentiful at the start of the trip. VTTS is an amazing lunar landscape over ancient rock layers, but the trip was cancelled one day while we were there because the bears were plentiful...More

1  Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

We did a day tour from katmai via bus to this valley. Then we walked down to the valley floor, was interesting, but since we only had 4 nights in Katmai NP, I would have preferred more time with the bears.

1  Thank rdsat
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Reviewed January 20, 2017

The amount of ash thrown out of the Katmai and Novarupta eruptions in 1912 is hard to fathom - it extends for many miles and is easily hundreds of feet thick. The trip on a 4-WD bus takes all day, and includes an optional hike...More

2  Thank peter l
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

I decided to go to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes as a day trip from Brooks Lodge at a cost of $96 (with lunch or $84 without lunch). I went on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. I knew in advance that there was an optional 3...More

3  Thank JCAMHNC
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Nomiiiii
September 8, 2017|
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We got back between 3 and 4.
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