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Hike up the well-maintained path to the top of the glacier.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Exit Glacier Road, Kenai Fjords National Park, AK 99664
+1 907-422-0500
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1 - 10 of 708 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were multiple routes to view this glacier and its effects on the environment. I enjoyed seeing both the up-close view of a living glacier, as well as the river bed runoff from its melt. My tip to everyone is pay attention to the year...More

Thank 494amys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to Glacier outlook first. It takes about 45 min from the parking lot. It is heartbreaking to see how much the glacier has receded in the past 15-20 years. The year markers get shorter and shorter. Glacier outlook is exactly that! To get...More

Thank archanan2016
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, both days I was in the area it was raining, but I didn’t want to miss it so I went anyway. When I arrived at 10am, there was only one other car and the Visitor Center was closed. The path however was easy to...More

Thank TheCureforCuriosity
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

When you first hit the trail head towards Exit, it says it’ll take about 2 hours round trip to meet the glacier. It took us about an hour round trip (and we’re not in the best of shape lol). It’s a short hike with a...More

1  Thank HappyTreesforBob
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The hike to the lookout point is easy, I'll give it that (although, i'm not sure how many alaskan travelers are looking for "easy" but anyway), but eh? You can't walk towards the glacier (at least when I was there), and the place for pictures...More

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Easy hike up to Glacier and back-first part is flat, paved path, rest is well marked, pretty gentle/easy climbs, well trodden path. Great views, interesting info along way. Would be a good hike for anyone-even families with younger children. Very interesting to see historical retreat...More

1  Thank cmark2017
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Only about 1.4 miles, starting pretty flat then heads up but easy. It highlights where the glacier used to be starting in the 1800’s. Shocking how much it has receded (or melted), a real eye opener! Regrettably does not allow dogs on the trail. Take...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

At first let me tell you one thing. Global Warming is NOT HOAX. The glacier is amazong by itself but they have signs how big it was in certain years... Its terrifying... Otherwise they have many trails of glacier overlook (from very easy to one...More

Thank Jan Č
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We arrived on a cruise ship & dropped our luggage at our hotel in Seward. I had scheduled a 10:30 pickup from Exit Glacier Shuttle. We tried to move up our pick up time but they were already booked. We walked along the water through...More

Thank heatherminier
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The walk to Marmot Meadow is about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the car park to the look out point, with a climb of about 1300 ft (~400 m) took us, all over 60, about one hour 30 minutes and the walk back about an...More

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Christopher R
20 June 2018|
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Response from Kristie E | Reviewed this property |
I just did this last week. I am 51, in average shape/fitness, but slightly overweight. I did have to stop and catch my breath a few times (as my teenagers rolled their eyes at me) but had no real trouble making it as far... More
8 May 2018|
Response from MichiCorleone |
I was last week. I have parked on the lot near the visitor Center. The trail was in good condition and free from ice or snow.
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5 June 2016|
Response from glacierlady |
You need to drive 15 miles NW of Seward to get to Exit Glacier and the trails. The road dead ends there. There is no way of knowing how many people will be there at any given time..rainy days will have less.