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“Great views and well kept trails”

Ranked #1 of 30 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 28 August 2018

We took a water taxi over to the Saddle trail, hiked to the top and back down the other side toward the glacier, but were afraid of missing our taxi back, so didn't make it to the glacier. We did see a serene view of the bay, lots of bear poop, no bears (yay), and few other visitors. The trails were well kept, though a little soggy on the interior after the rain. Very steep, so plan to wear hiking boots, and if it's rained, make sure they're water proof.

So glad we made time for this hike! Pro-tip, stop at La Baleine to get their box lunch to eat there! Great portions!

Thank Loribeth C
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We flew across the bay by helicopter and viewed Kachemak Bay State Park!! It was so beautiful by air!!
We landed just outside the park and picked blueberries, then landed on top of a glacier!!
What a beautiful way to see Alaska.
Thank you Alaska Ultimate Safaris!

Thank KirstenDillinghamAK
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We spent a week in Homer AK right on the Kachemak Bay. WOW! Not to be missed! We hung out on the Homer Spit, when halibut fishing, dined at some truly unforgettable places and met the locals. The beauty of this place with three glaciers across the bay from Homer is amazing. Don’t be surprised to see moose on the streets. We plan to return and spend a few months here when we retire - we’ve been to many places in AK and love it here the best.

Thank WestinGeorgia
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Booked a water taxi ($80 round trip) to take me to the park from Homer. The hike to the glacier was easy on mostly flat terrain. The glacier terminates at a lake that has several icebergs of varying sizes floating around. A great day hike to get close to a glacier.

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

When you reach the glacier it is overwhelming how beautiful it is. Nothing can prepare you. It is very remote and hard to get there, water taxi or plane. While it is a state park it feels very secluded and you're very alone. Bring bear spray! Go early enough so if you miss your water taxi you will have time to catch another one. Verizon works over there

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