Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

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The terminus of Exit Glacier can be accessed on foot and by car. The driving road closes in heavy snows but stays open to snowmobiles and other recreational winter vehicles. The accessibility of the hiking trails, some of which lead onto this glacier inside Kenai Fjords National Park, makes this attraction one of the most popular glaciers. You can take a ranger-guided tour here daily. Take a look at our Kenai Fjords National Park visit planner to schedule your visit to Exit Glacier and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My wife and I visited this location before our kids were born. We had a leisurely hike right to the base of the glacier. On our visit this past summer, 19 years later, we found we had to hike quite a ...  more »
  • We had a fun time during our hike to exit glacier. It starts off easy and then the path is not paved so you have to be cautious. It is however an easy hike, my 7 years old boy and my 74 years old dad ...  more »
  • It's an easy walk from the parking lot (with bathrooms) to get to a viewpoint, but a longer hike to get close up. It's very sad to see how the glacier has been receding over the years - there are mark...  more »
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  • It really is sad to drive up to the parking lot and see all the signs showing where the glacier was over the last hundred years, and to then have to walk past so many more before you even get to the face of the glacier. The hike to the Harding Icefield is incredible, and a little challenging, but worth it if you can push yourself to the top. There are plenty of places to view the glacier on the way up, just in case you can't make it all the way.
  • A beautiful glacier that is literally exiting the area. I remember walking on this glacier when it was closer to the parking lot. Back then everyone had a chance to touch and for some to drink from Exit Glacier Today Exit Glacier is out of reach of many visitors. Pictures seem to have more rock than glacier. I guess we need to enjoy these glaciers before they're gone folks.
  • Definitely worth walk / drive. Better see it before it disappears. So sad how much has already receeded 😣 area is beautiful
  • Absolutely Beautiful and a must if in Seward. Easy/moderate walk done in half a day.
  • Wonderful visitor center and parking lot. Trail signs give useful information about the glacier. Easy walking trial for everyone to get close enough for good pictures.
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