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.
The Herman Leirer Road is now Closed to automobile traffic at mile 1.3. Please see below for current trail conditions.
The Exit Glacier Nature Center is Closed for the season. Pit toilets are available throughout the off season. Ranger-led programs are available daily during open season.
Note: There is limited parking at Exit Glacier, especially during the hours of 10:30 am - 3:30pm. Please consider the hours you come, carpooling, bicycling, or taking a shuttle or taxi, when you plan your trip.
The Exit Glacier Area is currently Open to snowmachine use. Refer to the Exit Glacier Developed Area map and regulations for details on snowmachine boundaries in the Exit Glacier Area.
Note: An ice fall hazard zone has been identified at the toe and sides of Exit Glacier, due to tall blocks and slabs of ice, as well as ice caves. For your safety, entry into this zone is prohibited. Please do not continue past ice fall hazard zone signs.
Access to the gravel portion of the Glacier View Loop Trail along Exit Creek is temporarily closed to provide for safety. The paved portion of the Glacier View Loop trail remains open, as well as access to the Glacier Overlook and the Harding Icefield Trail. All other trails are open, but may be closed temporarily due to bear activity.
If visiting the area, please give the bears space.
BE BEAR AWARE
IF YOU SEE A BEAR
Last updated: February 25, 2020