Kenai Fjords National Park, AK

National Park Service
The Harding Icefield Trail
The Harding Icefield Trail

The premier hike at Kenai Fjords National Park, the trail stretches for 4 miles to the edge of the massive ice field. Hikers will have the chance for outstanding views of Exit Glacier as well. The Harding Icefield is one of the signature features of the area, covering 700 square miles of the Kenai Mountains.

NPS / Mark Stokstad

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Kenai Fjords National Park

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests...[more]

Address

Kenai Fjords National Park - Information Center
1212 Fourth Street
Seward, AK 99664
Phone:(907) 422 0500
Email:kefj_information@nps.gov

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Directions

Kenai Fjords National Park is located just outside the town of Seward in south-central Alaska, 126 miles south of Anchorage. Seward is accessible year-round via the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway. Follow the Seward Highway (AK-1) south from Anchorage. It will become AK-9 around mile 35 (87 miles from Anchorage) with AK-1 heading to Homer and Kenai. Continue on AK-9 to Seward. - Information Center (summer only): Turn left on S. Harbor Street (mile post 1). Go one block, and turn right on Fourth Street. It will be the second building on the left. - Exit Glacier Area / Nature Center / trails / campground (summer only): Turn right on to Herman Leirer Road (mile 3), and proceed 8 miles. The road will end at the parking lot for the nature center. - Administrative Offices (contact station for winter): Turn left on Washington Street (mile post 0). Continue across Fourth Street, and building will be on right.

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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