Hiking Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
Includes all lodging, all meals, van shuttles, Kenai Fjord boat cruise, park entrance fees, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included from the Anchorage International Airport.
Not included: Airline service to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:30 am
“Our group was great. Tour leaders are great and very patient, accommodating and fun, very knowledgeable. Everything went so smoothly. Timberline trips are very well done.” Donna
Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Group Hiking Tour
Alaska, perhaps more than any other region in North America, is cloaked in a mystical aura that ignites the imagination. To some extent, that aura obviously is the product of Alaska’s incredible, incomparable natural beauty and physical magnificence. Its mountains, glaciers, coastline and wilderness are without equal. Alaska’s irresistible attraction is that it symbolizes the “Last Frontier,” a last opportunity to experience the wilderness in its most pristine, unspoiled expression. The start of the tour we travel down the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet and continue south to Seward, the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. We break up the drive with a hike to an incredible waterfall, deep within the Alaskan wilderness. A crown jewel of the tour is an all day boat tour into the icy waters and along the lush forests around the vast expanse of the Kenai Fjords. The boat captain knows where to steer us to the best wildlife sitings and glacier viewing. Next day we hike up into the Chugach Mountains to view the largest icefield entirely in the U.S. – Harding Icefield. We will hike up to the edge of the Exit Glacier for an upclose view of the awe of ice. After that we transfer to Alyeska resort, for a luxury resort experience. It is here that we can hike a small portion of the famed Iditarod Trail, as well as other explorations of the area. Our hikes include gorges, peaks, mountain lakes, box canyons, glaciers and icefields, and perhaps the opportunity to see a bear scramble through the brush of a mountain valley.
|Group assembles in Anchorage; van shuttle to Seward; hike to Juneau Falls
|Kenai Fjord Boat Cruise
|hike to the Harding Icefield and Exit Glacier
|Morning at the Sea Life Center, transfer to Alyeska with a hike to Johnson Pass
|HIke Historic Iditarod Trail to Crow Pass
|Hike to the Gorge Bridge on Winner Creek, return to Anchorage