Harding Icefield Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This long day hike in the Exit Glacier area of Kenai Fjords National Park winds through the forest and climbs above tree line to an ice age experience with stunning panoramic views of the ice?eld. Start early and bring a camera for this hike to the edge of the Harding Icefield, where dark peaks poke out of a sea of ice. The trail climbs gradually through forest and
brush, alpine wildflower meadows, and finally rock and snow to an overlook of the icefield.
The moderate, switch backing grade is courtesy of Student Conservation Association trail workers—high school students hailing from all over the United States—who worked for several years building this spectacular trail. Fog, rain, and poor visibility are common, and weather can change quickly, so carry warm, waterproof clothes, even on sunny days."