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“water taxi to great hike”

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 3 weeks ago

Great time with short but interesting water taxi ride across the bay. Great hike . Moderate in difficulty only at end. Grat views of the lake and glacier along with bay on ride out and back

Thank mmem7
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"saddle trail"
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"grewingk glacier"
in 21 reviews
"water taxi"
in 49 reviews
"great hike"
in 8 reviews
"icebergs floating"
in 5 reviews
"kachemak bay"
in 15 reviews
"overlook cabin"
in 3 reviews
"halibut cove"
in 9 reviews
"blue ice"
in 2 reviews
"pickup spot"
in 2 reviews
"family hike"
in 2 reviews
"easy trail"
in 2 reviews
"flat terrain"
in 2 reviews
"dolly varden"
in 2 reviews
"water proof"
in 3 reviews
"sea otters"
in 10 reviews
"maintained trails"
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Requires you to take a water taxi from Homer, AK unless you have access to a boat (too far to kayak) but it was worth it. Extremely nice view of the glacier and floating glacial ice in the lake itself. The hike itself is very pretty and there is a good trail system if you wish to continue further. There is also a small community with a coffee shop and a restaurant, however these were closed for the season when I visited (early Sept.)

Thank CRK_travels
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Not easy hiking but oh so gorgeous! Sea otters galore, dolphins, loons, bald eagles, squirrels, bears and 82 bear poops in the middle of the trail. Luckily no close encounters though. Overlook Cabin on Halibut Cove Lagoon is a little slice of heaven but don’t forget you may have to filter water...

Thank roamingfoodie
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

I had the pleasure of stunningly beautiful day - clear glassy water and rich array of wildlife everywhere. It was near perfect.

Thank Katie E
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I took the Mako water taxi over to the Glacier Spit stop from Homer and took the easy hike up to the Grewingk glacier lake. Stunning views. This was an incredibly beautiful spot, and a highlight of my trip to Alaska. I even saw a black bear on the way back to the Saddle pickup spot! The trail was well maintained and marked. There was an outhouse at the glacier spit drop off and another at the glacier lake. I had full LTE service from at&t for most of the hike (closest to the beginning and ends of the hike but not at the lake at all). Very remote and wilderness-y but totally manageable and highly recommended.

Thank BostonCommoner
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