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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flight was amazing. We saw glaciers, lakes waterfalls and a lot of animals. Our pilot was very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the area.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a strenuous hike! Took me two hours to get to the end of the hike/shelter. I would suggest to go even further. The view is just incredible!

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Thank dreamster
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Prerak P
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Bill V V
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank DoverJungleboy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A somewhat difficult hike, but well worth the effort to get to the amazing views of the Harding Icefield.

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