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Harding Ice Field Trail

Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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“ice field” (35 reviews)
“black beans” (18 reviews)
“strenuous hike” (11 reviews)
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Kenai Fjords National Park, AK
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"ice field"
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"strenuous hike"
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"hiking poles"
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"amazing hike"
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"miles round trip"
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"come prepared"
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"rock climbing"
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"cut short"
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"foot elevation gain"
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"couple of years"
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"layered clothing"
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"high elevation"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We first did the glacier overlook which is short 0.5 mile roundtrip hike. Then went on to the harding icefield trail. Steep one. We took frequent breaks. Take enough water. We hiked till halfway when we found a scenic stopping point. Hiked 4.8 miles roundtrip...More

Thank Prerak P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trail is steep and it can be hot and humid at the bottom of the trail especially on the return trip. First part of the trail is mostly switchbacks with lots of trees, shrubs and flowers. Great views of the Exit Glacier along the...More

Thank Bill V V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not go to the top, but still had a fabulous hike and saw wonderful views of Exit Glacier. It was a little over 2 miles to Marmot Meadows. It is uphill and at times a bit of scrambling. But mostly rock "steps." I...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have hiked numerous trails and the Harding Ice Field trail is easily one of the top three trails I have ever hiked. I enjoyed this hike due to the distance, about ten miles round trip, and the climb up of about 4,000 feet. The...More

Thank DoverJungleboy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A somewhat difficult hike, but well worth the effort to get to the amazing views of the Harding Icefield.

Thank Jkenders
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared!!!! Can’t stress this enough. It’s a very strenuous hike, and you will need water and snacks. Weather was warm, and the mosquitoes and flies are abundant. But if you are in decent shape, have good shoes, and water, the views are amazing. At...More

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Exit Glacier just outside of Seward in mid-July, 2018. Every couple of years we try to visit a national park and when we do, we are always looking for a “signature” hike. Angels Landing in Zion, the MIst Trail in Yosemite, etc....More

Thank Hoiya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we had more time in our busy schedule to enjoy more of this AWESOME trail. We did hike to the "bottom of the cliffs", though, which took several hours. This is not a trail for the casual "walker". There are some small climbing challenges,...More

Thank DragonDad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 miles, 7hrs, 3000+feet elevation.We are completely stunned by this trail, which is the most challenging hike we have ever done. Bring plenty of water - 1.5L + water per person, and sun protection, and warm cloth that you can take off. The view on...More

Thank Jie X
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If I can choose only one activity when traveling to Alaska, this trail is my choice. It is a strenuous hiking with steep and high elevation. At higher elevation, the trail is covered with snow, so water proof hiking boot is the best. During sunny...More

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