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“Side road trip”

Kachemak Bay State Park
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US$680.00*
and up
Alaska Bear Country Day Trip to Katmai or Lake Clark by Airplane
Ranked #8 of 53 things to do in Homer
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and offers a 10-mile coastline strip that is excellent for fishing and kayaking. Wildlife sightings include puffins, eagles, sea otters, seals, porpoises and whales.
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Going out East End road to where it does end. Road can be pretty rough once you leave the paved part but the scenery is worthy of the drive.

Thank Jim C
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"saddle trail"
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"grewingk glacier"
in 18 reviews
"water taxi"
in 45 reviews
"great hike"
in 7 reviews
"icebergs floating"
in 5 reviews
"halibut cove"
in 8 reviews
"black bear"
in 6 reviews
"kachemak bay"
in 12 reviews
"easy trail"
in 2 reviews
"floating ice"
in 2 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 2 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
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"kayak rentals"
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"maintained trails"
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"wild berries"
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Visitors to the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea should include a trip across the Bay to the Kachemak State Park, which offers amazing wilderness scenery that can be experienced for a few hours or a week... There's a big network of maintained trails, campsites, and even cozy cabins or yurts for rent too (early reservations for these popular facilities are necessary). Hiking opportunities range from relatively easy -- such as the Saddle Trail to Grewingk Glacier Lake -- to challenging (e.g. Grace Ridge). Kayakers and boaters enjoy wildlife viewing, plus great fishing (in season)... Humpy Creek offers stream angling for pink salmon and Dolly Varden char (note: be aware of bears here). August is a good time to gather wild berries too... Water transport and kayak rentals can be arranged from a number of licensed operators, including Mako's Water Taxi. The Kachemak State Park is truly a marvelous & accessible wilderness... Enjoy this charming feature of the Homer area :))

Thank G C
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Took a water taxi with Bay Roamers to the hiking trail, went up to the lake with glaciers. Great way to spend the afternoon, but watch for bears!

Thank love2go2015
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Absolutely beautiful. something to see for all ages - be sure to bring a good camera, rain gear (just in case) and binoculars wouldn't be a bad idea to throw in.

Thank teresamullican
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

A water taxi from Homer brought us to Glacier Spit and dropped us off at the Glacier Lake Trail. The literature says it is an easy trail. Not really. We are walkers in our 60s, more than hikers. The trail is level, but the rocky, root filled trail makes for slow hiking. Go early and pack a lunch. Take mosquito spray. It is a 3.2 mi hike to the Glacial Lake. You are so glad to get there, and once there feel you've earned the view. I could have stayed longer, but had to meet up with our water taxi at Saddle. Taking the Saddle Trail 1 mile from the lake to shore was downhill but a hard walk. I'd never walk up it. If it rains the trail turns to gutters of water. We came across park workers who are trying to rework the trail to make it easier to get down. It will be a while though. The views are fabulous once near the water. This is an experience like none other. Steps on my Fitbit showed 20,000.

4  Thank Luann H
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