• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

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Hiking

Resurrection River Valley

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The only maintained trails in Kenai Fjords National Park are those in the Exit Glacier area. These include several short trails on the valley floor and the Harding Icefield Trail.

Most of the backcountry is trail-less wilderness. Off-trail hiking is not recommended. The terrain is steep and rugged, and often requires scrambling through dense vegetation.

Other hiking trails near Kenai Fjords National Park are located within:

Did You Know?

Hoary Marmot

The Hoary Marmot is the largest member of the ground squirrels. These guys hibernate half or more of their life away. They have very thick fur and a substantial fat layer that protects them from the cold. You are not as likely to see them on hot days as they hide in the shade to keep cool.