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#28 of 59 national parks in United States

Best trails in Kenai Fjords National Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Kenai Fjords National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Near Seward on the Kenai Peninsula, this park protects the Harding Icefield and at least 38 glaciers and fjords stemming from it. The only area accessible by road is Exit Glacier, while the rest is viewed by boat tours. The park is open year-round. The primary months to visit are June, July, and August. There are reduced services in the area during the months of May and September. The road to the Exit Glacier area is not plowed during the winter months and is closed to automobiles. During this season, it becomes a great spot for winter activities, including cross-country skis, fat bikes, snowmobiles, and more. The park's coastal backcountry is also inaccessible late fall through early spring due to rough seas. No entrance or camping fees are charged at Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Map of trails in Kenai Fjords National Park
Park information
Acreage:
669,982 acres
Contact
907-422-0573
Top trails (2)
#1 - Harding Ice Field Trail
Kenai Fjords National Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 29 m
Harding Ice Field Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seward, Alaska that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#2 - Exit Glacier Trail
Kenai Fjords National Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
The Exit Glacier Area is open year-round. Upon the arrival of snow, usually in mid-November, the road to Exit Glacier is inaccessible to cars, due to a state road closure, but open to winter recreatioShow more