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“Great half-day thing to do in Homer”

Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Homer
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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 6 August 2017

The way to get there is by water taxi. They dropped us off on the beach at the head of the glacier lake trail, first we went to see the hand-pull tram. The best part was the lake with the glacier on the background and icebergs floating around. Return path down the Saddle trail was much more picturesque then the trail coming in. We got picked up at the Saddle beach, and stopped at Gull Islands on the way back to observe puffins and other birds. The water taxi is costly, but if you can afford it - it's a great half-day thing to do in Homer

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"saddle trail"
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"grewingk glacier"
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"water taxi"
in 47 reviews
"great hike"
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"icebergs floating"
in 5 reviews
"amazing place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"hand tram"
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"kachemak bay"
in 14 reviews
"halibut cove"
in 8 reviews
"blue ice"
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"easy trail"
in 2 reviews
"moderate hike"
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"well worth the effort"
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"maintained trails"
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"wild berries"
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"dolly varden"
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"black beans"
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We took a water taxi over to the park and hiked the Glacier Lake Trail to Grewingk glacier. Although a popular hike, we only saw a few people on the trail and about 10-12 at the lake. It was a beautiful hike and the glacier and surrounding scenery were magnificent. I highly recommend going to the Park if you can.

1  Thank Maggie0124
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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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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 :))

2  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!

2  Thank love2go2015
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