Harding Icefield Trail - Hiking
This hike is a lungbuster, but the far-as-the-eye-can-see views of the magnificent Harding Icefield are worth the event.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Hikers making the trek from sea level to the top of the Exit Glacier gain about 1,000 feet of elevation in each of the four miles to the viewpoint, so be ready for a strenuous hike.
Time To Complete
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Mountaineers have been known to use the Harding Icefield Trail to exit the icefield in winter and late spring, but summer and fall are the best seasons to visit—just keep an eye out for bears.
Dogs aren't allowed beyond parking lots in Kenai Fjords National Park; leave your pooch at home for this one.
No entrance or camping fees are charged at Kenai Fjords National Park.