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Gems in Kenai Peninsula - 2

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gem Favorite Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.

Harding Icefield Overlook

(15) Bear Creek, AK
gem Favorite Like a sick person's tongue!

Toe of the Glacier

(1) Bear Creek, AK

Recommended Routes in Kenai Peninsula - 11

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Favorite There are opportunities to explore the end of the trail, especially as the snow levels recede. Take the opportunity to take in the different views, even if it means taking one of the small trails that fan out at the top.
Difficult Difficult

Harding Icefield Out and Back

8.3 mi 13.4 km 3,073' Up 936.77 m Up 3,074' Down 936.88 m Down

Bear Creek, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite A glimpse of Prince Edward Sound at Portage Pass.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Portage Pass Trail

4.4 mi 7.2 km 934' Up 284.68 m Up 933' Down 284.33 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite Grewingk Light
Intermediate Intermediate

Glacier Lake Trail

6.5 mi 10.4 km 270' Up 82.42 m Up 270' Down 82.35 m Down

Fritz C…, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite Shot of the Upper Valley heading towards the lake
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Crescent Creek Trail

12.8 mi 20.6 km 1,138' Up 346.78 m Up 1,138' Down 346.75 m Down

Bear Creek, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite Moraine Walkway
Intermediate Intermediate

Edge of the Glacier Trail

1.9 mi 3.1 km 471' Up 143.44 m Up 468' Down 142.69 m Down

Bear Creek, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite Loads of sticks to chase on Tonsina Point
Intermediate Intermediate

Tonsina Point Out and Back

4.4 mi 7.0 km 442' Up 134.66 m Up 442' Down 134.77 m Down

Seward, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite Fireweed turns to seed late in the summer.
Easy Easy

Byron Glacier Trail

1.9 mi 3.0 km 207' Up 63 m Up 207' Down 62.98 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite Descending Mt. Marathon Trail in Seward, Alaska.
Difficult Difficult

Mt. Marathon

3.2 mi 5.2 km 2,625' Up 800 m Up 2,637' Down 803.7 m Down

Seward, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite Snow-capped mountains see the sun peek through the clouds in the middle of summer on the Kenai Peninsula.
Easy Easy

Portage Glacier (Winter)

6.1 mi 9.8 km 820' Up 249.87 m Up 818' Down 249.41 m Down

Girdwood, AK
Explore in 3D
Favorite View from the top onto Hidden Lake
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Skyline Trail

4.2 mi 6.8 km 2,684' Up 818.19 m Up 2,684' Down 818.08 m Down

Sterling, AK
Explore in 3D

Kenai Peninsula Hiking

  • 163 Miles 262 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 28 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 12 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Kenai Peninsula - 35

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1Mt. Alice Ridge Trial
Difficult Difficult
Seward, AK
Difficult Difficult
Seward, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #2Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult Difficult
Sterling, AK
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Hideout Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Sterling, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Sterling, AK
16.1 mi 25.9 km #4Resurrection River Trail #319
Difficult Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Difficult Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Wolf Run
Intermediate Intermediate
Soldotna, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Soldotna, AK
2.3 mi 3.8 km #6Fort Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Seward, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Seward, AK
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Mosquito
Intermediate Intermediate
Soldotna, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Soldotna, AK
8.7 mi 14.0 km #8Summit Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Girdwood, AK
38.5 mi 62.0 km #9Resurrection Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sterling, AK
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Sterling, AK
5.3 mi 8.5 km #10Coastal Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Seward, AK
Intermediate Intermediate
Seward, AK

Photos of Kenai Peninsula - 176

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Harding Ice Field, Seward, Alaska.
Jul 20, 2016 near Bear Creek, AK
Northwestern Glacier
Sep 27, 2017 near Seward, AK
Summit photo above the fog
Jan 25, 2018 near Girdwood, AK
Rainbow Peak scramble with expansive views.
Feb 16, 2018 near Elmendo…, AK
There are opportunities to explore the end of the trail, especially as the snow levels recede. Take the opportunity to take in the different views, even if it means taking one of the small trails that fan out at the top.
Aug 17, 2019 near Bear Creek, AK
The trail climbs steeply through fields of wildflowers, including fireweed.
Aug 17, 2019 near Girdwood, AK
The Shores of Kenai Fjords
Apr 2, 2020 near Seward, AK
Summit view
Jun 4, 2021 near Sterling, AK

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