Enjoy a rigorous hike in the beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of the Harding Icefield.
Guests are in for a remarkable day hike on an 8.2 mile loop along the Harding Icefield Trail. Winding through the valley floor, the trail passes through a forest of alder and cottonwood, over meadows abundant in heather with a climactic ascent above the tree line to a stunning vista of the Harding Icefield. The trail’s summit offers guests a glimpse into past ice ages – the view of snow and ice stretching as far as the eye can see, fragmented with the occasional lone peak.
Those looking for an arduous and adventurous trek will not be disappointed. Guests are rewarded for their efforts with an incomparable view. Hikers can expect about 1,000 feet in elevation gain per mile hiked, and roughly 6-8 hours of hiking. The incredible experience awaits those up for a one of a kind excursion to see the area’s breathtaking wonders.