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So long as you start early and pick a clear day to climb, the ice field is absolutely gorgeous. The hike isn’t very technical or particularly dangerous, and there’s plenty of places to stop and look for bears and marmots! I’d recommend bringing a few...More
My husband and I did the hike up the the icefield and even though it was strenuous it wasn’t technical or dangerous at any point (for Alaska). Make sure to carry water, a snack, rain gear and bear spray as you may need all of...More
There are plenty of reviews that tell you this hike is a challenge. At around 60 years old, my wife and I are still fairly fit but it was quite a feat for us to get all the way to the top. However, we were...More
We first did the glacier overlook which is short 0.5 mile roundtrip hike. Then went on to the harding icefield trail. Steep one. We took frequent breaks. Take enough water. We hiked till halfway when we found a scenic stopping point. Hiked 4.8 miles roundtrip...More
The trail is steep and it can be hot and humid at the bottom of the trail especially on the return trip. First part of the trail is mostly switchbacks with lots of trees, shrubs and flowers. Great views of the Exit Glacier along the...More
I did not go to the top, but still had a fabulous hike and saw wonderful views of Exit Glacier. It was a little over 2 miles to Marmot Meadows. It is uphill and at times a bit of scrambling. But mostly rock "steps." I...More
I have hiked numerous trails and the Harding Ice Field trail is easily one of the top three trails I have ever hiked.
I enjoyed this hike due to the distance, about ten miles round trip, and the climb up of about 4,000 feet. The...More