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Harding Ice Field Trail

Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take a day and do this hike! We started off with the ranger-guided portion leaving at 9 am. There honestly weren't too many notable things mentioned on the tour - I was expecting more stops with facts and interesting things about the area and the...More

Thank Eman K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked to the top of the Icefield in July 2013. It is one of the most amazing scenes I’ve ever experienced. The hike is challenging. It climbs 5000 feet in only 4 miles, much of which are switchbacks. We returned to climb again the...More

Thank Annetta A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hike was one of the best we ever did. We did this in 3rd week of June. Weather was very nice and we started around 10 or so from the trail head. The different sign boards indicating how the glacier is receding was informative....More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

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.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

If you're physically able, I would highly recommend the Harding Ice Field Hike. The views at the top (and on the way) were simply stunning- it was one of the highlights of my trip to Alaska.

1  Thank Jlaw234
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Reviewed September 12, 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 August 31, 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 August 23, 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 August 23, 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 August 21, 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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