Alaska's first state park, and only wilderness park, contains roughly 400,000 acres of mountains, glaciers, forests and ocean. The bay's twisted rock formations are evidence of the movement of the earths crust. Highlighted by constantly changing weather patterns, the park's outstanding scenery is a backdrop for high quality recreation. Park visitors will find opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping and mountain sports. Kachemak Bay is a critical habitat area, supporting many species of marine life. Visitors frequently observe sea otters, seals, porpoise and whales. Inter tidal zones offer natural settings for marine studies. Land mammals include moose, black bear, mountain goats, coyotes and wolves. The many species of birds that inhabit the bay, including eagles, gyrfalcons and puffins, make it a popular area for bird watching. Hiking and camping along the shoreline and in the surrounding forests and mountains are excellent. Above timberline, skiers and hikers will find glaciers and snowfields stretching for miles. Special park attractions include Grewing K Glacier, Poot Peak, China Poot Bay, Halibut Cove Lagoon, Humpy Creek, and China Poot (Leisure) Lake Hunting and fishing are allowed in the park. Consult regulations, Rangers, or the Alaska Department of Fish & Game for information.

Beautiful hike wonderful scenery

Great hike to marvelous glacier lake with ice bergs. But you need to bring a bell or noise maker and bear spray. Loaded with bears so be on alert. Also gravely and rocky in some places. Talk talk talk so you don’t startle beard

Gotta do the tram if you do this hike

We hiked from Glacier Spit to the lake and then south on the Saddle Trail - drop off and pickup easily arranged with Mako Water Taxi in Homer. We had spectacular warm sunny weather to enjoy the forest hike and view of the glacier across the iceberg-littered lake. Very easy trail with lots of bear sign but no bears. Great wildflowers including monkhead and red columbine.

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7 months ago

Makos water taxi to the trail head. I went to the trolly and crossed the river. It was not easy. We ended up going back across and just hiking to the lake. The lake was amazing and I’m glade we went there. Lists of icebergs in the lake. The hike to the lake and then to the pickup spot was about 6.5 easy miles. Water taxi was $80 per person round trip. Well worth it. Bring bear spray!!!

this trail was beautiful. I love that it starts on the beach and ends in the mountains! So far best trail in Alaska!

One of the coolest trails I've done in Alaska, spent the night sleeping by a Glacier with no other people around, pretty amazing. Did it mid-june, I'm sure it picks up more campers later in the season. The cost of the boat ride is well worth it!!

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

You end up at a glacier. Enough said

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Best hiking experience in Alaska! Challenging trail, especially in the rain, but definitely worth it. There are options so you don't have to hike the entire 12 mile trail, but you still get the amazing scenery and hiking experience.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Beautiful water taxi ride to the trailhead, scenic & relaxing hike! Amazing lunch at the lake! Best overall hiking experience in AK!

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