This trek climbs 3000 feet alongside Exit Glacier as it passes through several climatic zones. Be on the look out for mountain goats, black bear, and marmots--- they are common sightings up here.
The trail ends overlooking the massive 700 square mile Harding Icefield, which is a leftover of the last major Ice Age. Covering approximately 700 square miles, and at a maximum depth of roughly 4000ft, the Harding Icefield is the largest ice field entirely within the United States. Looking over a corner of the ice field is a humbling experience, one that leaves behind a sense of magnitude and awe that stays with visitors for a long time after they leave Alaska.