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Beautiful hike.

As advertised. It’s definitely on the harder-side of the moderate rating. Haha... its an Alaskan-moderate.

backpacking
6 days ago

Well worth the effort. Camped at the top. Bring at least 3 liters of water if you're doing the whole trail, especially if the sun is out. There are many streams if you have a filter.

great trail to hike. has some amazing 360 views of several small lakes, kenai, and skilak. we ended up going through the next valley and onto the next summit then even further away onto the next one. if you are confident I would recommend the extended trip. just adds to the fun. but the actual trip has some of the best views of most of the hikes in the area.

Super quick and easy jaunt. The big lake is stunning .. like glass!

Gruelling hike up and down but well worth every bit of the effort. one of the most amazing and rewarding views in my 66 years on the planet

27 days ago

One of the most beautiful hike in Kenai Pensilvania.

This trail is beautiful but very steep. I'd say it's more on the harder side. The trail head is kind of hard to find. Turn onto Stetson Cir before Wildmans. drive past a sketchy structure and you'll pull into a loop. The trail is not marked but has a sign about packing out your poop. The start of the trail house a couple of houses on it. This trail is pretty dangerous to do with a baby in your pack due to the steepness and unstable rock coming down.

We were confused about the trailhead and we couldn’t find much online that helped. The trailhead is down Stetson, there’s a sign that says ‘carry your poop out’ that’s where we started.
The trail starts out with a gradual incline for about 1/3 mile then gets very steep with lose rock. I carried my 10 month old son on my back (about 25lbs), I don’t advise it. It was tough and probably a little dangerous. It was slow and a little sketchy coming down.
At the ‘cathedral’ the trail forked. We went left the veered right when we saw the pond, which led to a swamp then lake. It was a beautiful hike. 3.9 miles round trip.

1 month ago

Amazing fall colors, warm, no wind and beauty at every corner!

Dang my feet hurt! And my knees! Good thing this was a pretty hike! Saw like 8 marmots!! And the icefield, which was pretty cool too. Sept 11, 2018. 7.5 hr RT.

Awesome hike, 65 degres today, The views were breathtaking. Definitely coming back to explore more. Bring lots of water as the inclines are a killer and its humid.

Spectacular hike! Starts fairly wooded, at the Meadows overlook breaks out into open territory and beautiful alpine meadows. Every stop off provides a beautiful view, so don’t feel shortchanged if you can not make it the entire way up. We climbed to Top of the Cliffs and were rewarded with a beautiful view of the Icefield, glacier, even a black bear grazing on berries about 200 yds away. Plenty of people on the trail but good to bring bug and bear spray just in case. Took about 4 hours round trip, but we took our time and picked raspberries and blueberries along the way :) a must do for anyone visiting the area.

Best hike I ever done !

Amazing views!!!The trail is strenuous, but absolutely worth it.

Honestly, I used to be an avid hiker but I’m currently pretty dang out of shape and was questioning if I should attempt this trail- it was SO worth it!!! Out of all the amazing hikes in different states that I’ve done, I dare say this was my most favorite!! The pictures don’t do it justice! My husband and I took our time and we were both in AWE! So, so worth it. And if you’re questioning if it’s too hard, just know you can do it- doesn’t matter if everyone is passing you on the way up, you will be so amazed by how beautiful the views are.

Absolutely amazing views!! Turn off Stetson before the Wildmans.

Difficult but worth it! My husband and I made it down and back in just over 4 hours.
Even during not so ideal weather, the hike was beautiful. If you’re near Seward- this trail is a must!

must see if you’re near Seward

My 6 and 9 year old kids made the entire trail and I couldnt be prouder since it is strenuous for an adult. Views are spectacular and I really enjoyed the wildflowers. So much I bought an identifying guide book.

This was a beautiful hike, pictures do not do justice to the scale of it all and even though you think it can’t get better, it does as you go up. It’s a challenging hike almost from the beginning, with breaks between short, steep rocky parts, but very feasible. We had poles which were helpful. Only the last quarter of the trail is exposed. We met 4 groups of hikers. Everybody was carrying bear spray, including locals, and we smelled bears twice.

The most incredible views ever. Super steep hike so bring poles and be prepared to work hard, this is a tough hike and will take longer because of the steepness. Blueberries along the way, gorgeous wildflowers, and stunning views of Kenai Lake the whole time.

My favorite part of this hike was the top of the cliffs section. Great views of the glacier and very lush at the end of July. We decided to end our hike with about 20 minutes left to the end of the trail due to crummy weather.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning views. Bring big spray and trekking poles. Took about 5 hours round trip. Saw a few mountain goat as well.

well maintained trail! it took my friend and i just under 4 hours to complete with hanging at the top for a little. it’s a constant but not severe incline.

Had 4hrs to complete this trail up and down before the last shuttle back to Seward. I accomplished it at a quick, relentless pace with my 40lb pack to boot. Even took a 15 min rest and chat at the little shelter up top. Beautiful trail and a great workout. Most will want to give themselves 5-6hrs minimum based on fitness and whether it’s a leisure hike.

Amazing. Made it to the shelter and the fog settled in. Beautiful views and well groomed trail. The meadows were amazing with flowers in bloom. Saw Marmots but no bears. Last part of trail we slagging through some snow but trail well marked. Shelter was very cool and we stopped the hike there as fog was too thick to see much beyond. Blue ice glaciers were massive and very picturesque. Saw some people hiking on Exit Glacier which was cool to see. Not too many people. Would recommend anytime.

2 months ago

it was completely cloudy so you couldn't see anything higher than Marmot meadow, but the views we did have were really nice and the trail was nice as well

Been to 55 National parks in 6 different countries. This trail is in the top 5. Only issue was quite a bit of loose snow hiking near the end but definitely worth the effort

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