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#3 of 9 state parks in Alaska

Best trails in Kachemak Bay State Park

127 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Kachemak Bay State Park ranging from 2.9 to 10.1 miles and from 9 to 3,103 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This incredible park has everything to offer; glaciers, forests, ocean, wildlife, and miles of trails. Kachemak Bay State Park is Alaska's first park, and is quite large at over 400,000 acres. Fisherman, kayakers, hikers, and folks looking to camp will find this park to be a perfect location for all outdoor activities. Those looking to see wildlife will be delighted to see sea animals such as otters, seals, porpoises, and whales. Those on land might spot moose, black bears, mountain goats, coyotes, and wolves. This park is also a great place to bird watch. Hunting and fishing is allowed in the park. Please visit the park website for permits and more information.

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Map of trails in Kachemak Bay State Park
Park information
Acreage:
370399 acres
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Glacier Lake Trail, Grewingk Tram and Saddle Trail
Kachemak Bay State Park
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h
This trail, hands down, is one of the most popular hikes in the Kachemak Bay State Park. It is one of the easiest hikes in the park as the trail is well maintained, and you can't beat the view of the Show more
#2 - Grewingk Glacier
Kachemak Bay State Park
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
Grewingk Glacier is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Homer, Alaska that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more
#3 - Grace Ridge Trail
Kachemak Bay State Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 29 m
Grace Ridge Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Homer, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking aShow more
#4 - China Poot Lake Trail via Halibut Cove Ranger Station
Kachemak Bay State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
China Poot Lake Trail via Halibut Cove Ranger Station is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Homer, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#5 - Saddle and Grewingk Lake Trail (Halibut Cove to Grewingk Lake)
Kachemak Bay State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Please note that you need boat to access trailhead. Trail immediately begins with steep uphill climb in the first 0.3mi gaining nearly all this hikes elevation. After that is a gradual 0.6mi downhill Show more