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Best trails in Ninilchik State Recreation Area

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Explore the most popular trails in Ninilchik State Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Ninilchik, whose name means "peaceful settlement by a river", is located on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula, about 40 miles south of Soldotna. It was settled in the early 1800's by Russian colonists. They subsided on fishing, hunting, trapping and gardening. When Alaska was sold to the United States, many of these settlers decided to stay on. Some of the old buildings still exist in the Ninilchik village and many descendants of the old families still live here. Today, Ninilchik has become a popular staging area for world class salmon and halibut fishing. Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt, both active volcanoes, greet visitors to the area. While your are in Ninilchik, be sure to see the experience the historical Ninilchik Village and the Russian Orthodox Church. Make sure you visit the Kenai Peninsula State Fair which is held in Ninilchik every August.

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#1 - Sterling Highway: Homer to Tern Lake
Ninilchik State Recreation Area
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Length: 132.2 mi
Sterling Highway: Homer to Tern Lake is a 132.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Homer, Alaska that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The Show more