We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Improve this listing
Type: Valleys, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: This area offers many hiking options.
Write a Review

9 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    3
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Anchorage, AK
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great add-on to your bear viewing trip to Brooks Lodge. See what made this a National Park to begin with. It's a whole day drip - bus drive - hike - return drive. The bus ride has some terrific scenery, but the Valley of the Ten Thousand Smokes is really special. Be sure to take the hike to the bottom... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the camp we boarded a bus and drove along a scenic dirt road. The scenery was lovely and on two occasions we had to drive through a river bouncing around over the rocks. A stop at a viewing point afforded us great views of the surrounding mountains and the ranger explained the eruption. Arriving at the valley we had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maybrook, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Wife and I decided to break up our time at brooks by heading out to the valley of 10,000 smokes. Was a nice day, ranger was very knowledgeable. I found it to be very interesting. Enjoyed the hike down to the valley floor. If you are not if decent shape or have bad knees you might want to pass on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

A nice way to spend a day at Brooks. Beautiful scenery, relaxing drive, yummy lunch (I believe you have the option to bring your own.... but we opted for the one you could pay for). I highly recommend the hike to the falls. It's 1.5 miles each way with an 800-900' elevation change and it's downhill on the way to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York, NY
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

During our stay at Brooks Camp, we took the bus to Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. It was a relaxing trip with lots of stops for photo ops. We were provided sandwiches and then had the option to go for a group hike or individual. We opted to race down the valley on our own and were met on numerous... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davidson, North Carolina
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
100 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

This is a good morning trip and a beautiful ride into the heat of the park. If you like a great hike, you got it with this gig. Ride upfront in the bus.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The Valley of 10,000 smokes is located at the Katmai National Park and Preserve in King Salmon, Alaska. This area has been preserved because of its uniqueness. It was the places for the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The only way to access this area is by coordinating a trip with Katmai Air and Brooks Lodge. You will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Lincoln, NE
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

When planning our trip to Katmai last year our tour planner asked whether we wanted to add the visit to "The Valley of 10,000 Smokes" There wasn't much literature about the attraction however the information we found did make it sound interesting. You get on vans by the lower bridge at Brook's Lodge and travel about 30-45 minutes stopping occasionally... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6

Travelers who viewed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes also viewed

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
 
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
 

Been to Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing