Top Adventures in Seward

  • Climb Mount Alice

    This hike starts at 0 feet elevation on the side of Resurrection Bay opposite of Seward. Travelling south from Anchorage, take a left turn onto Nash Road a couple of miles before getting into Seward itself. Follow Nash Road for a few miles, past c...

    3 miles 5265 ft gain

  • Backpack the Caines Head Coastal Trail

    This hike begins near a family friendly visiting area, good bathrooms, and well kept parking lot. You will start out on a gravel path, which seems like it was created for horses, for about 1.5 miles until the path opens up to views of the ocean, m...

    7 miles 650 ft gain

  • Hike to Callisto Canyon Cabin

    Follow the signs south of Seward to Lowell Point. This is the trailhead. The first mile of the trail is about a mile long. You descend a well-maintained trail from the trailhead about 500 feet to the coast. Many people just hike this portion for a...

    4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Exit Glacier

    It's hard to fathom how massive some Alaskan glaciers can be. But spend a day hiking along one and you'll start to get an idea of how much ice there is in Alaska. The Exit Glacier is a small tongue of glacier from the Harding Ice Field that comes ...

  • Ice Climb Exit Glacier

    You could climb Exit Glacier a hundred times and never see the same crevasse twice. This glacier is constantly changing, so you never know what kind of climbing you're in for. If you're not an experienced ice climber, there are a couple of guide c...

    4.5 miles 750 ft gain

  • Hike Alpine Trail, Caines Head State Recreation Area

    The Alpine Trail is only accessible via the Caines Head Trail System, located at Lowell Point. (Distance and elevation listed are for the Alpine trail itself, not for the coastal trail leading up to it. More info on those can be found here: http:/...

    3 miles

  • Explore Kenai Fjords National Park

    None of Alaska’s eight national parks are easy to get to, but Kenai Fjords National Park is one of only three national parks in the state that can be accessed (partly) by road. It’s also the closest national park to Anchorage, which makes this an ...

    8.2 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Sea Kayak at Fox Island

    In order to get to Fox Island, you’ll need to hop a boat from the beautiful town of Seward. We went with Kenai Fjords Tours who ferried us out to the island. The great thing about going with a tour company is that they’ll stop whenever they see wi...

  • Kayak Aialik Glacier

    If you're visiting Alaska, you're probably there to see glaciers, and Aialik Glacier is worth the money and time to see. Imagine a towering 1.5 mile wide glacier surrounded by rugged peaks and a thick green forest rising from the blue water. The c...

  • Kayak in Pedersen Lagoon

    Hikers are used to being confined to hiking trails most of the time. Kayakers ... not so much.How you get to Pedersen Glacier is the part that requires the most planning. Chances are very good that you'll be in the town of Seward, Alaska, and will...

  • Camp and Kayak at Holgate Glacier's Beach

    There are many options to go about your adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park. Once you've finally decided on this spot, you'll be glad you chose it! First step on how to get here is by making a reservation with a company to get out there. Most ...

  • Hike to the top of Slaughter Gulch

    Slaughter Gulch Trail is a leg-busting 2600' ascent up Slaughter Mountain in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Covering only a few miles, the trail is steep and quite rocky in some places, requiring the use of trekking poles, all fours, or impeccable balanc...

    5 miles 2600 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Seward Koa

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      Dale Clemens Cabin

      Overview Dale Clemens Cabin is a rustic cabin in south-central Alaska. It offers great views of the surrounding mountain peaks, and Resurrection Bay and Seward in the distance. Visitors enjoy hunti...

    • Seward, Alaska

      Spencer Bench Cabin

      Overview Spencer Bench Cabin is located at 1,900 feet in elevation at the end of the Spencer Bench Trail, climbing away from the lake revealing breathtaking views of the Placer River Valley, Spence...

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      Lower Paradise Lake Cabin

      Overview Lower Paradise Lake Cabin offers a remote and secluded place to stay in the scenic forest of south-central Alaska. It provides spectacular glacier views, as well as ample opportunity for f...

    • Seward, Alaska

      Upper Paradise Lake Cabin

      Overview Upper Paradise Lake Cabin is extremely remote and secluded in the forest of south-central Alaska. The cabin provides access to fishing and hunting, as well as day hikes that warrant specta...

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      Kenai Fjords National Park Cabins

      Overview Holgate and Aialik Bay Cabins are rustic public use cabins. The cabins are accessible only by a two-hour boat ride or a 30-minute float plane flight from Seward; there are no roads to the...

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