Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park by Sekar B via Shutterstock.

Kenai Fjords National Park, also in Alaska, is characterized by its glaciers, fjords, and rugged coastlines. It’s a maritime sanctuary where one can witness the retreat of glaciers and the diverse marine life.

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Fast Facts

State(s): Alaska
Area: 669,984 acres (2,711.33 sq km) – 17th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Mount Truuli – 6,612 ft (2,015.34 m)
Lowest Elevation: Sea level
Date Established: December 2, 1980
Annual Visitors: 389,943 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Seward, Alaska

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Kenai Fjords National Park.

  1. Wildlife cruises to see glaciers and marine life
  2. Kayaking along the coastline
  3. Viewing glaciers, especially Exit Glacier
  4. Joining ranger-led interpretive walks
  5. Whale-watching during migration seasons

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Kenai Fjords National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Kenai Fjords National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Kenai Fjords National Park

After hiking and exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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