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Harding Ice Field Trail

Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Seward, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For older folk like myself, I recommend walking sticks. They really help more coming down than going up but well worth the money for hiking many trails in Seward

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best hikes in my life. It is relatively strenuous (6-8 hours round trip), the path goes first through a forest, then you get out to meadows and finally you find yourself walking through snow. The view from the top is rewarding. I recommend going extra steps to sit away from other tourists and enjoy spectacular... More

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New York City, New York
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The hike up to the Harding Glacier was very beautiful, well worth the effort. It was less than a mile away (we only hiked to the edge of the glacier), and most of it was an easy walk (there were some steep steps) with pleasant views. The glacier itself is amazing, so cool to be that close to a glacier.... More

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Clermont, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this incredible hike! Even after reading all the tripadvisor reviews it still did not prepare me for the raw and stunning beauty of nature we encountered. My husband and I completed the round trip 8.2 mile hike in 6 hours. We had no hiking experience and were not prepared for how difficult it would... More

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Kodak, Tennessee
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We hiked this trail all the way to the top! It took us about 3 hours to get to the top and 2 hours to get down. This is a pretty strenuous uphill hike, but well worth it when you see the views along the way. We recommend you get on the trail early to avoid the crowds. Starting at... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We only made it to the top of the cliffs, but even from there the view was spectacular. The hike up was pretty stiff (2,500 ft vertical over 2.5 mi), but full of awesome views, as well as a black bear with 2 cubs, and Marmots, of course. I think if we ever get the opportunity to do it again... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

You will not regret the time and energy spent while hiking this trail. The views just get better with each step. We did the 8.2 mile round trip in June 2014. We had snow a foot or 2 deep for the last mile, but it wasn't scary. Most of the people turned back at the top of the ridge where... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Hiked the trail on 6/5/14. Two 26 year olds from VA with very little hiking experience. This was definitely our favorite hike of our week in Alaska. The view from the top is incredible and awe- inspiring. After the first mile or so of trail, the views get good and then only improve until the end. Round trip from the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a hard hiking. It is 8 miles round trip with elevation and hiking in the snow. You better have waterproof shoes on. We bought a bell ring and ended up not using it coz there are always people on the trail. No need to worry. The end of the trail is breathtaking. Really worth the effort to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

As an Army veteran, I have traveled around the world. But knowing that this was a part of the United States that most Americans will never see left me sad. It was incredible. The trail to the Icefield starts at the bottom of the Kenai Fords Park with a great view of the glacier. There were a few signs warning... More

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