The Ins & Outs Of
Whether you are a beginner, family, or total pro, Seward and Resurrection Bay have a hike for you.
Glacier Trekking &
Glacier trekking and ice climbing is an Alaskan adventure that requires a sense of adventure more than anything else. While it is important you are able to be outside hiking and climbing, to enjoy this activity to the utmost you’ll want to explore and push your athletic possibilities. This 4.5-hour hike includes stunning views from a 1,400ft elevation glacier, the opportunity to learn basic ice climbing, and a picturesque path to the glacier through back-country that will make you feel like a true Alaskan explorer. Transportation, guide and equipment are included. $195/day. (prices are subject to change)
Mount Marathon is a local favorite for its panoramic views of Resurrection Bay, but stay ready! These trails are not for the faint of heart -- approach at your own risk! THE BOWL -- Seward locals find this hike as one of their favorites, as it offers gorgeous panoramic views of Resurrection Bay, as well as lush flowers and diverse vegetation. If you find yourself one who is curious about glaciation, there are few sites quite as accessible to the land’s geographic history as this. This hike may take as long as three hours, and it is considered a steep trail. RACER’S TRAIL -- What began as a bet over 100 years ago continues today as one of the most challenging 5K races ever. In 1915, a barroom challenge declared that no one could race up Mt. Marathon and back within an hour. Although the first runner ultimately lost his bet, clocking in at 62 minutes, it has not stopped many to take the challenge on for themselves. If you’re looking to conquer this trail, prepare for one of the most extreme hikes of your life. This hike is not recommended for anyone except for the most fit, hardcore hiker. Please thoroughly read through all photos in the gallery below prior to conquering The Mountain. Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, The Vue accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on these hikes.
Exit Glacier Walk
The Kenai Fjords National Park is full of hidden gems and trails for the avid hiker! Programs at Exit Glacier are offered three times a day. Lasting about 1 hour, 30 minutes, the walk will follow the trail to the Edge of the Glacier. The first part of the program will follow the trail to the Glacier View lookout and is wheelchair accessible. For more information on Ranger activities at Exit Glacier, visit www.nps.gov/kefj
Harding Icefield Trail
As an 8.2-mile round trip hike, Harding Icefield Trail is a strenuous trail at the best times of the year. You will begin at the valley floor, then make your way through forests of alder and cottonwood to eventually find yourself at an awe-inspiring view of the icefield: a horizon made of ice and snow. Plan for this trail to take between 6 and 8 hours to complete. Disclaimer: As with all activities in and around Seward, The Vue accepts no responsibility or liability for injuries that may be incurred while on this hike. For more information on Ranger activities at Harding Glacier, visit www.nps.gov/kefj