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Exit Glacier

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Exit Glacier Road, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK 99664
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Hike up the well-maintained path to the top of the glacier.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“easy hike” (66 reviews)
“nice hike” (32 reviews)
“visitor center” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Exit Glacier Road, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK 99664
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is really a must do when you at Kenai Fjords National Park. Different options to hike to the glacier or simply hike for a stunning view of the glacier. Easy to get around and it is sobering to see how the glacier is retreating...More

1  Thank ljtraveler_11
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Like all the drives in Alaska, the drive to Exit Glacier is beautiful. There is a really nice little view point parking lot a few miles before the parking lot which has an excellent view of the glacier. The parking lot is large and there...More

1  Thank Aprilp2412
Reviewed 8 October 2017

As you drive into Exit Glaciers there are signs with the year marked to depict where Exit Glacier used to be. Needless to say, it has receded tremendously over the years. I recommend that you hike up to at least the sign that says "2010."...More

1  Thank Kirk47
Reviewed 1 October 2017

From the road Exit Glacier looks great so we drove in for a closer look. You have to hike a little way in. They have different tracks to take. We took the shortest to the base of the Glacier - its still a half hour...More

1  Thank Terry F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice hike for anybody. Lots of photo ops along the way. Glad we did this, it really makes the whole Alaska experience. I would be curious to come back in a few years and see it. We had a friend show us her pics from...More

1  Thank mydonna
Reviewed 25 September 2017

While the hike is easy, and well populated - I found the whole experience sad. Seeing the markings of the disappearing glacier was difficult. That being said - if in Seward, you should go and make your own memories. The visitor center was not open...More

Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

An absolute must if you're in Seward. Nice short hike with an up close view of the glacier. For an even better view do the Hardening Ice Field hike. HIF hike has a few lookout points so you don't have to complete the entire trail...More

Thank Kenny505
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We hiked some of the Exit Glacier trails and it was a very interesting place to get very close to glaciers. There is a museum and Park Rangers who will give guided tours or you can hike on your own. There is a shuttle bus...More

Thank LaurieMcKenna
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We loved this hike, just the right amount of exercise for older people or families takes you right to the base the the Exit Glacier. The markers along the way show how global warming has shrunk the existence of the glacier, it is eye opening....More

Thank hjensen90
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot & the year markers indicating where the glacier used to flow make you realize how quickly the ice is melting.

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5 June 2016|
Response from glacierlady |
You need to drive 15 miles NW of Seward to get to Exit Glacier and the trails. The road dead ends there. There is no way of knowing how many people will be there at any given time..rainy days will have less.