1. Harding Icefield Trail, Kenai Fjords National Park
Travelers who want to get up close and personal with Alaska’s famous glaciers should consider a trek along the scenic Harding Icefield Trail. Located in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 125 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska, this trail offers unbeatable panoramic views of the expansive Harding Icefield, which comprises about 700 square miles of the park. But that’s not all you can expect on this 8-mile trail. The path weaves through different types of forests, as well as picturesque alpine meadows. Just come prepared: With 1,000 feet of elevation gained at every mile, recent visitors find this hike to be quite strenuous.