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Distance

4.1 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Strenuous

Δ Elevation (FT)

~4000 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Kenai Fjords National Park Topo Map

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Harding Icefield Trail

Alaska | Kenai Fjords

  • Exit Glacier along the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • The steep Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • View along the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords.
  • The Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords.

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Notes

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.

History

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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