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Sterling Highway: Homer to Tern Lake

EASY 6 reviews

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 trail is primarily used for nature trips, bird watching, and scenic driving and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 132.2 miles Elevation Gain: 12,841 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

nature trips

scenic driving

bird watching




scenic driving
10 months ago

Drove from Seward to Homer yesterday. Road's all tore up from Cooper Landing to Sterling with potholes and dips and pavement damage, many of them appearing without any warning. Lots of little places to stop and go for a walk, although the scenery gets a lot milder once you reach Sterling.

scenic driving
Sat Jul 28 2018

Wonderful drive. Loved every mile

scenic driving
Tue Apr 30 2013

Awesome drive and well worth the time!

scenic driving
Sun Apr 28 2013

I grew up here and feel I know every bump. Great scenic highway.

scenic driving
Tue Oct 30 2012

It may be only a road but it's some of the best scenery by road around. Beautiful year round but can be crowded in summer (tourist season)

scenic driving
Sat Jul 21 2018