Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

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#5 of 27 in Trails in Alaska
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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  • 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.
  • Amazing place where you can really see what the climate change is doing to our glaciers. We were fortunate to have a guide that showed and explained everything in a way that we really understood the damage that we humans are doing to the environment with all the pollution we are creating.
  • 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.
  • Interesting place for your understanding as for the global problem - warming. This glacier will be disappeared in a few hundred year. It is awesome!
  • A lovely walk to get to the head with variety in scenery

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