The shuttle to the Kenai Fjords National Park includes pickup and drop off at the Exit Glacier Nature Center. Shuttles will pick up in Seward area 15-20 minutes before the departure time and head out to the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Exit Glacier Nature Hike with Guide
Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate
- Adult (2 person minimum) Ages 18+
- Child (2 person minimum) Ages 10 to 17
Hike to the Exit Glacier overlook in the Kenai Fjords National Park!
This Exit Glacier Hike is great for families, groups, and adventurers with limited time to experience the beauty of a glacier in Seward, Alaska! Join this 2-hour hiking adventure for viewing a glacier without getting on the ice. Trips are offered morning and afternoon.
What To Expect
This trip departs from Adventure Sixty North office at the north end of Seward. If requested, we will shuttle you from/to your local lodging at no cost!
We will head to Kenai Fjords National Park to begin your hike with knowledgeable guides. As we drive out to the glacier, we will stop at the pull out for a great view of Exit Glacier, a definite photo moment!
Our shuttle van will also stop at the Kenai Fjords National Park welcome sign for a photo opportunity!
The Exit Glacier Nature Center stop is a favorite of our guests and after that brief stop we are all about the hike to the overlook where you will be looking down onto the toe of Exit Glacier.
- Shuttle to Exit Glacier
- Trekking pole/s
- Interpretive guide with satellite phone and 1st aid supplies
- Pick up/drop off to and from our local Seward Hotels, Lodges, Campgrounds
- Great Scenery!
What To Bring
- Layer up!
- Water-resistant/waterproof shoes & warm socks
- Activewear made of synthetic & water-wicking materials
- Fleece Jacket or windbreaker depending on temps.
- Rain Jacket & Pants
- Please, no cotton or denim if possible!
- Your Camera!
- Fanny Pack for your personal items
What to Consider
This hiking experience goes rain or shine, there can be a definite change in temperature as you get close to the glacier with breezes blowing down from the Ice Field. We recommend that you take an extra layer if you typically are cold natured. The hiking trail is a partially blacktop trail that turns into an undeveloped hiking trail which can be slippery and challenging to people that are not used to hiking nature trails. At points you will hike on gravel, climb on a slightly steep rocky slope and encounter a narrow beam bridge crossing a small drainage.
If you consider yourself unstable with walking on a undeveloped trail as described, we recommend that you do not participate with this hike for your safety! You are always welcome to go out to the Visitor Center and do some sightseeing on the walkway that meanders around it and view the out flow plain where viewing sites are located for people with limited mobility.
A signed assumption of risk and acknowledgement of risks is required for anyone to participate!