Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, Fox Glacier

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Hiking Trail
Offering visitors a chance to combine sightseeing with exercise, Fox Glacier Hiking Trails include a mix of routes that range from relatively easy to extremely tough. Though some visitors pay for guided walks on the glacial ice, you can also choose from several free trails traversing this area and offering outstanding viewpoints. One of the shortest and easiest walks suited to most hikers follows a valley formed by the retreating glacier eons ago. Do note, however, that possible falling rocks and rough terrain make this a hazardous environment. Check the trail and weather conditions before you set off, wear warm and weatherproof clothing, and carry enough drinking water for everyone in your party. Add Fox Glacier Hiking Trails to your Fox Glacier travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Fox Glacier tourist route planner.
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  • At the parking lot before you hike up to the glacier there is very pretty water and you can walk away from the glacier to see this water. The hike up to the glacier is quite steep but not too long. Yo...  more »
  • We did the guided walk to the glacier view point which everyone else did for free! Granted, they didn't get the commentary (Lisa was very informative) but......! The trek back to the carpark (via a se...  more »
  • This was a great alternative to our cancelled Heli Glacier tour. The weather was horrible while we were in Fox Glacier, but it was still fun to get out and explore this beautiful place. You feel so ti...  more »