Road and Trail Conditions
Kenai Fjords National Park is open year-round; however, the road to Exit Glacier is closed to cars for the winter months and much of the spring. Snow at higher elevations on the Harding Icefield trail can persist into mid-summer. It is always a good idea to check on current conditions before setting out.
Please check this site for the lastest conditions, or call the park at (907) 422-0500.
Road to Exit Glacier (Herman Leirer Road):
Possible delays may exist throughout the month of June to allow for continuing flood control work. Flagging operations will be in place with one-lane traffic possible.
Exit Glacier trails:
Harding Icefield Trail:
Please use extreme caution, and be prepared for slippery and cold conditions. Appropriate footwear, trekking poles, and bear spray are all recommended. Black bears were visible on the hillsides, and there were reports of bear heading onto the icefield at the End of the Trail.
Did You Know?
Snowfall on the Harding Icefield can exceed 100 feet each year. After 4-10 years of compression snow turns into glacial ice.