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We took the 2 pm ranger guided hike with Ranger Taylor (from San Luis Obispo). It was pouring rain but the tour is run pretty much in any weather. It was a 3 mile hike with stops along the way for Taylor to provide current...More
We hiked Exit Glacier and what a phenomenal experience that was on so many levels. First there was the drive to the start, where signs indicated where the glacier HAD been at different points in history, beginning in the 1860s. So, you could easily see...More
This is a "Must-see" for all visitors to Alaska. First, you can actually touch a glacier! Second, as you follow the path to it you will see marker posts with 4 digits on the sign board.Those digits represent the Year (C.E.) the face of Exit...More
There were multiple routes to view this glacier and its effects on the environment. I enjoyed seeing both the up-close view of a living glacier, as well as the river bed runoff from its melt. My tip to everyone is pay attention to the year...More
We walked to Glacier outlook first. It takes about 45 min from the parking lot. It is heartbreaking to see how much the glacier has receded in the past 15-20 years. The year markers get shorter and shorter. Glacier outlook is exactly that! To get...More
Unfortunately, both days I was in the area it was raining, but I didn’t want to miss it so I went anyway. When I arrived at 10am, there was only one other car and the Visitor Center was closed. The path however was easy to...More
When you first hit the trail head towards Exit, it says it’ll take about 2 hours round trip to meet the glacier. It took us about an hour round trip (and we’re not in the best of shape lol). It’s a short hike with a...More
The hike to the lookout point is easy, I'll give it that (although, i'm not sure how many alaskan travelers are looking for "easy" but anyway), but eh? You can't walk towards the glacier (at least when I was there), and the place for pictures...More
Easy hike up to Glacier and back-first part is flat, paved path, rest is well marked, pretty gentle/easy climbs, well trodden path. Great views, interesting info along way. Would be a good hike for anyone-even families with younger children. Very interesting to see historical retreat...More
Only about 1.4 miles, starting pretty flat then heads up but easy. It highlights where the glacier used to be starting in the 1800’s. Shocking how much it has receded (or melted), a real eye opener! Regrettably does not allow dogs on the trail. Take...More
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I just did this last week. I am 51, in average shape/fitness, but slightly overweight. I did have to stop and catch my breath a few times (as my teenagers rolled their eyes at me) but had no real trouble making it as far... More
I just did this last week. I am 51, in average shape/fitness, but slightly overweight. I did have to stop and catch my breath a few times (as my teenagers rolled their eyes at me) but had no real trouble making it as far as I wanted to go. If I had wanted to do the full-hike to the end, I'm sure it would have taken several hours. But going to the 2nd observation area took about 20-30 minutes. You should have no problem!
You need to drive 15 miles NW of Seward to get to Exit Glacier and the trails. The road dead ends there. There is no way of knowing how many people will be there at any given time..rainy days will have less.