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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Activities: Hiking
Description: This area offers many hiking options.
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A unique landscape.

A bit of a trek to get there but worth it. A significant part of travel is seeing areas, buildings, vistas, and people that are unique to where you are. The Valley of Ten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Columbia, SC
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Columbia, SC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A bit of a trek to get there but worth it. A significant part of travel is seeing areas, buildings, vistas, and people that are unique to where you are. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is as unique to Alaska as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. If you have the opportunity, go.

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Key West, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I never did the ground trip into the valley, but I did fly over it in a float plane a bunch of times. It is amazing! one of the coolest places on earth.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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170 reviews 170 reviews
87 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For our 30th wedding anniversary we spent a month traveling all over Alaska. This park was definitely a highlight. It was rather expensive, but SO worth it. We took a plane from Anchorage to King Salmon and then a small float plane from King Salmon to Katmai. (Worst thing for me was the embarrassment of having to weigh me and... More 

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Gotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice hike down the valley, ranger explains about vulcanic activities and the history of the area. Interesting. Im a bit spoilt growing up in the Swiss alps. Walk up hill again might be a bit tough for elderly people.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took the day trip from Brooks Lodge but the scenic views were hampered by poor visibility due to low cloud. The low cloud also restricted the views of the volcano, but we saw enough to wonder at the magnitude of the eruption which filled the whole valley. Eruptions in recent history, such as Mount St Helens were miniscule in... More 

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Oakland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did a flight over the cauldron. Anyone intrested in geology would find this spectacular. The weather could have been better providing a bigger view, but it was fantastic.

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Anchorage, AK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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Maybrook, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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