Everything in the Kenai Fjords National Park in general is amazing to explore because of the remoteness of the park. Hiking the Hardin Icefield Trail you will feel like you have gone back in time to the Ice Age. As NPS describes it, “the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of the Icefield.” At the top you will see a horizon of ice and snow that stretches as far as the eye can see. This is not an easy hike. You will gain about 1,000 feet of elevation with every mile. If this is too much for you, there are several short day hikes on the valley floor.