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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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This area offers many hiking options.

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We'll Be Back

Escaped for a weekend with a girlfriend and we cannot wait to start planning our next stay. Will include hiking and camping at the Valley. Had a great tour of the area and a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
StephFerry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Escaped for a weekend with a girlfriend and we cannot wait to start planning our next stay. Will include hiking and camping at the Valley. Had a great tour of the area and a nice hike with a ranger. What an awesome place. The views are unbeatable and the geological significance is unimaginable. Can't wait for next time

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Brooks Lodge for two nights. We did this day trip with a park ranger. The bus ride out was fun with river crossings and wildlife. We saw a lynx along the road. The hike into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was pretty. We enjoyed the side trail to the confluence. That was a beautiful spot. The... More 

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Thank snowwhite05
Seattle
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is almost an all day trip but well worth it. Able to get some hiking in but only for a couple of hours. Would have liked to spend more time.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This valley is the reason Katmai NP exists and the reason you should visit! The day trip to the valley was well worth the cost. I can't wait to return for a backpacking trip.

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Thank ToniDO
Onoway, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We did the Valley of 10,000 Smokes tour on June 29, 2016 during our 3 day visit to Brooks Lodge. It starts with a bus ride that was over an hour long, with stops for photo opportunities of the valley and mountain ranges along the way. We were very fortunate that we had a beautiful sunny day and you could... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Ride out to the Valley after flying over on a flight seeing trip gave a different, though no less spectacular view. From the visitors center we hiked down into the caldera.

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Thank librarynan
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We went on a guided hike with our Road Scholars group. We barely went into the volcanic ash part, which would require special preparation and permissions from the Park Rangers. This is an amazing place, which resulted from a 1912 volcanic eruption 30 times larger than Mt. St. Helens.

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Thank Hal H
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went there on our honeymoon 25 years ago, but skipped it on our second trip this year. There are so many things to see in Alaska that it probably isn't worth the time required.

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South Carrollton, Ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Very interesting step back in time to the 1912 volcanic eruption that was one of the least known & also the largest in history. A day-long trip by bus in the very back country of the Katmai national park but very, very interesting. Especially when the bus makes a river crossing. Wow. Can hike on the volcanic plain or stay... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We visited the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes on September 9, 2015. It was, unfortunately a rainey day so we did not go on the hike to the valley. Many others had substantial rain gear with them and did hike down. They all reported a positive experience. From Brooks lodge, there is a long road that goes through the park... More 

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