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“Unbelievable vista!”

Ranked #1 of 30 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 9 August 2017

You need to walk...not hike...across a glacial moraine to a glacial lake occupied by floating ice bergs. Look across the lake to the glacier which calved them. A truly incredible sight!
Side walk to a hand powered tram over the glacial outwash river is worth the trip and a sore shoulder!,

2  Thank Frisco6
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

You need a boat to get from Homer to the Kachemak Bay State Park, and you need a guide, plus a good map should you get separated from your guide.

The Beowulf made a channel crossing from Homer to Kachemak Bay Wilderness Area, dropping us off at the Glacier Spit trail head.

A rather rugged trail, sometimes forested, sometimes dry creek and river bed, provided the necessary clearing to trek to Grewingk Lake and Glacier. You must hike to reach this location, about a 7 mile grunt that us geezers were quite happy to accomplish. Along the way, I did manage to set foot upon a loose rock and fell into a dry creek bed. I bruised a bit, but otherwise escaped unharmed. I think our guide breathed a sigh of relief when I got up and started walking again. Extraction from where I fell would have been difficult.

The hike led us to a private lake and glacier, well worth the effort! You really experience Alaska back country in its majesty and impressive beauty. Few folks go here, you get real bragging rights when you get home and talk about your Alaska experience.

You can do this in a day, or you can camp. We took the day option.

2  Thank verdiron
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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

2  Thank nbdoc
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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.

2  Thank Patti K
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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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