Alaska has been named the most beautiful state in the nation by several publications. As locals, we’re not surprised! The Last Frontier is brimming with awe-inspiring animals, plants, and landscapes! Unearth all the natural beauty that this area has to offer with Homer, Alaska, hiking trails. Read on to discover two of our favorite hiking trails and how our vacation packages can help you explore!
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Explore the Best Hiking Trails Near Homer, Alaska
Looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure? Consider one of our Homer, Alaska, vacation packages. From bear viewing to world-class halibut fishing, there’s an exclusive experience waiting for you in Homer! Below are two of our most popular hiking tours in Kachemak Bay State Park:
Glacier Lake Family Hike
The Glacier Lake Family Hike is suitable for hikers of all skill levels. This self-guided, 3.2-mile hike through Kachemak Bay State Park takes about six hours in total. Your experience begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Homer Spit, where you can enjoy a scenic water taxi ride across the Kachemak Bay.
When you arrive at Kachemak Bay State Park, follow the saddle trail loop through a variety of terrain. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of Grewingk Glacier Lake. Be sure to bring your camera and snacks! When you’re finished, return to the drop-off location to board the water taxi and return to Homer.
Halibut Cove Triangle Hike
Looking for a more challenging hike? Try the Halibut Cove Triangle Hike! This 3.2-mile hike is suited for experienced hikers or those who are in good physical shape. This self-guided hike departs from the Homer Spit in the early afternoon. Meet at the loading dock to take a water taxi across the Kachemak Bay en-route to the Glacier Lake Trailhead.
Once on trial, enjoy 3.2 miles of uninterrupted views. Gaze in awe at a variety of wildlife like sea otters, bald eagles, puffins, and even whales! This moderate hike boasts gradual elevation gain, which leads you to panoramic views of Kachemak Bay State Park and Glacier Lake. This half day hike can be customized for mornings or afternoons.
What to Bring
Both hikes in the park are suitable for hikers of most skill levels. The Halibut Cove Triangle Hike is a bit more demanding, but doable when you come prepared. Here’s what to bring on your hiking tour:
- Hiking boots
- Hiking backpack with water, snacks, and a brown-bag lunch
- Appropriate clothing for the forecast like a rain jacket, hat, gloves, layers, or sunglasses
- A camera. After all, these are some of the most Instagrammable places in Alaska!
Rest Your Legs Back at the Driftwood Inn
Rest your muscles at your accommodation at the Driftwood Inn after a half or full day of Homer, Alaska, hiking. Our lodging options boast a warm and cozy ambiance that’s perfect for relaxing. Choose from Modern Lodges, Old Town Cottages, Woodside Lodge Suites, Historic Inn Rooms, and Tiny Houses. All our accommodations are a stone’s throw away from Old Town Homer, which situates you near the best things to do in the area.
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