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Nice, easy trail that lets you get a good view of the exit glacier. Expect a lot of people.

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.

It's easy I would say not moderate. Or maybe an easy moderate. Beautiful.

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.

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14 days ago

Because the Glacier recedes annually the trail doesn't get you right up to the Glacier but the viewpoint allow good views

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.

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

One of my favorite trails yet! Very well kept, challenging yet plenty of scenic flat parts. Went to the top of the cliffs and it took about 4 hours.

Switchback, switchback, oh wait another switchback.... this is beautiful if you have the stamina to go the whole way. Got rained on but overall it’s as perfect as everyone says it is.

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27 days ago

Easy and beautiful! Did it with our toddler in a backpack no problem. Neat signs along the way to show how far out the glacier was at certain years that start as far back as when you drive in.

Epic hike with my daughter on July 15, 2018. We made Summit and it was worth the steady and steep uphill trek. Once we hit the storm cabin we moved on to the epic summit where the views were heavenly. Definitely good to carry bear spray. We started at 10 am and it was very light traffic. By 4 pm when we were making our decent there were a lot of people. One of the best hikes ever. Layers are recommended as we went from warm woods to cold snowy mountain sides. Suggestion-
Make it to the summit!!!

Amazing trail. Intense boulders but worth it!

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1 month ago

Incredible hike- one of best I’ve done. The views of the glacier were better than anything I did at Banff. Absolutely a must to do in Alaska.

We went about 3 miles in, little past the glacier overlook. Did not go past mostly bc it was very cold at that point and getting late- would have liked to continue to the end. If you do, be aware you are hiking up area with snow and it gets very slippery, hiking poles are a big help

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1 month ago

Starts easy, some elevation at the end. Do it while you can, the glacier won’t be visible much longer. The outwash plain is amazing as well.

The elevation picked up fast but it was worth the view from the top of the cliff!

Excellent view of Exit Glacier, worth the hike!

Only made it to Marmot Meadows but it was a gorgeous view of Exit glacier

It is a strenuous hike. We started off with ranger led hike till Marmot meadows since we weren’t sure of bear encounters. But looks like there was no need to worry; this was a heavily trafficked trail. This part of the trail is well covered though lot of bugs. After this the trail opens up completely up till the summit. The views of the icefield were phenomenal. There were a lot of snow patches that we had to cross and hiking sticks are recommended. We made it in 6 and half hours including time spent at the summit. Start early as it gets really hot when crossing the snow patches!

Beautiful sunny day! Well manicured steep trail! Great views. Stopped at the Meadows.

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1 month ago

Today was a gorgeous day on the Harding Ice Field trail. Be prepared for lots of snow from Top of the Cliffs upward. The wildflowers are running about 2/3 weeks behind from last summer. Lupine is below marmot meadows. Only tiny yellow flowers from there up. There’s a lot of snow melt so it gets muddy in spots the last 2 miles - mud and snow. Beautiful, hot, clear day though.

The best hike I ever done in my life. Worth every step!!!!

Absolutely stunning. Last two miles were rough and steep through a quite a bit of slushy snow. Easiest at the moment to slide down the hills on your way back down in the snow. So worth it. I finished in 6 hours. No bears.

worth the work

Very easy hike that ends with an awesome view of Exit Glacier. Definitely a good place to see wildlife- we saw multiple moose during this short hike

HARD! Hiking in snow at the top for at least 2 miles! Views can be hit or miss depending on fog. Saw bear on the trail. Go past the shelter for an awesome view of ice field.

hiking
1 month ago

So we didn't make it all the way to the top, stopped about half way up when we had some great views of the ice field. There is some elevation gain so be prepared for that, but the trail is nicely maintained. Amazing views!

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1 month ago

Not a difficult hike out to a great view. Pretty flat and straight forward. Should check out if you are at the park.

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