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4.1 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~4000 (+)

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Harding Icefield Trail

Alaska | Kenai Fjords by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords is a tough hike near Seward Alaska and features tremendous scenery. Hikers can expect ample wildflowers, wildlife and amazing views along this steep trail. Keep your eyes peeled for Mountain Goats that frequent the areas along this hike. The trail climbs more than 4000 feet; consequently this hike may not be the most family friendly. There is camping available in Kenai Fjords National Park.


The Harding Icefield covers more than 300 square miles. The massive expanse of ice is named after President Harding who visited the area in the early 20th century. The icefield was first successfully crossed in 1968.

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Contact: Kenai Fjords National Park P.O. Box 1727 Seward, AK 99664

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