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Get ready for some elevation gain! The weather was a bit cold at the top. The way up is warm because you’re working. Lots of rocky steps. But the views at the top were absolutely beautiful. Ps no dogs supposed to be on the trail!

Did this hike up to Exit Glacier Aug 2019 and there was a black bear on the trail. Go prepared. beautiful hike and awesome to get so close to the glacier!

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11 days ago

Road closed from Resurrection River to Exit Glacier until 21May

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13 days ago

Fantastic trail! Took about 3 hours up and 1 hour down. Ventured a mile or so past the actual trail end onto higher peaks. The views are incredible. No one up there but us. Love it when no one is in the trail! Patches of ice here and there. Moose encounter. Lynx encounter. This one says moderate and I’d say this could be hard for most. You’ve got to do this trail! This trail has been blessed.

I'm so lucky I get to say I spent around 5 hours on this hike ALONE. Started at ressurection rover trailhead because of the road closure and walked the road 1.6 miles to the nature center then explored the glacier, all with not one soul to be found. Like everyone says, go see it before it's gone.

Lots of switchbacks. Tough, but doable. Easily the best hike I’ve ever done in my life

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1 month ago

Off the bucket list epic trail! I snowmobiled in March. I was the safest way with a private guide. Be careful lots of people get stuck crossing the river very dangerous.

easy trail. I like coming in From the Parks HWY side and ending in the Park. It's a steady 9 mile hike one way. Hiked it 10 different times in the summer of 2019. Saw Porcupines and moose. All 3 lakes have some great spots to rest and take in the views. Bring snacks and a good attitude :)

Beautiful & sobering. If you want to see Exit Glacier, you'd better go in the next 5 years bc it will be gone.

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1 month ago

Did the trail about 3 weeks ago, it is a small trail but in the winter it can be very peaceful and nice, also didn’t see many people around. the lake was completely frozen and you can actually walk on it as well as the river. Did find tracks of animals but didn’t get the chance to see any. Easy and beautiful trail.

This is one of the most enjoyed trails we have ever experienced. Definitely NOT like a walk in the park. There were some nice climbs and plenty of beautiful forest. The spectacular views were randomly plentiful. Would love to go back and do the entire trail (we did about 2/3 of the trail)

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3 months ago

Not too challenging, so we tried this trail before venturing on the Harding Icefield Trail. Not too scenic, or exciting, but you can get pretty close to the glacier

Dog sledding expedition

Did the trail in Aug 2019. Effort to reward ratio is max in this one as this one is an easy hike with breathtaking views. I was awed by the beaver dams. These fellas are so hardworking and build these amazing dams. There are multiple viewpoints with amazing views. Loved this one.

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4 months ago

Did the trail in Aug 2019. Alaska had two major wildfires at that times and smoke was almost everywhere. Due to this the views were not the best, But we still enjoyed the hike. There were warning signs for a mamma bear and her cubs, but we never felt unsafe as the trail was heavily trafficked.

I went up 20 Jan 2020 for a quick hike. MLK was free day in the park!! Beautiful trail and great views! The trail is snow packed all the way up and I made it with just standard hiking boots with no issues. I did use Yak Tracks on the way down and would suggest some sort of micro-spikes for the steep sections. My Garmin Instinct clocked an 800' elevation gain so i'm not sure if the main description is correct or my watch but the hike didn't seem too bad though it is obviously steep in spots, I do find the 1600' may be an exaggeration. All in all a great day out and helped to subdue the cabin fever!!

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4 months ago

Hiked this trail back in September. Easy hike and pretty epic views. Sad to see how much it has retreated and crazy to imagine the ice being next to the viewing platforms just a few years back. Not sure if they will keep chasing the ice with viewing platforms or just let the ice get farther away from view. Would love to go back and do the big hike here but ran out of time. Also sucky that they don't allow dogs here.

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5 months ago

Easy trail. Cool glacier to check out.

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6 months ago

Did this hike atleast 4 times this past spring and summer. It’s is beautiful! Just short enough for a quick hike, but leads to amazing views. Most times it is rainy at the top but you can usually still see (just check the weather). As I would say this is very moderate- it took my husband and I about an hour and 45 minutes to do. However, if you are not in hiking shape and able to handle inclines quickly- expect around 3 hours or more. I have brought guests who are not used to Alaska Hiking and it took almost 4 in some instances!

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6 months ago

Such an easy fun trail that allows a great view of the wetlands and the glacier!

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6 months ago

At first I was a little nervous to try to conquer this trail with it covered in snow, but it’s a very well marked trail and was very easy to follow, even in the snow. The views are some of the best I’ve seen here in Alaska. I could even see Denali way off in the distance! I used snowshoes most of the way up, switched to microspikes near the top as the path gets more narrow and requires more precision, and then came down in microspikes as well. It took just over 3 hours with stopping along the way and taking about a 20 minute break up at the top. Overall, it was one of the best hikes I’ve done!

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