Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Homer with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

fun ,cool breeze ,nice dog walk with great views

nice little stop

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2 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, July 05, 2017

super easy, kid friendly, good first Alaska walk if nervous about the wildlife.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

We started an hour or so after high tide peak, sand was mushy but we had the whole place to ourselves. Made it 3/4 the way down but coukd've made it to the restaurants/shops on the Spit & back. Even on a cloudy day, makes for fun walking/running/exploring. Kid friendly. Usually windy. Have fun!

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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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

it was nice.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Homer is one of my favourite places in the world simply because of the beach walk.

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!

Got to trail head via boat ride from Homer. Beautiful, serene, long hike in to a solitary cabin and peaceful lake. Make sure to reserve cabin in advance. There are bears on the trail so be alert! Be sure to bring a water filter-filtered water out of a glacial stream-so pure and fleshing! Be prepared for Mosquitos-they were everywhere!!!!!!

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Oh my God, this hike is gorgeous. I got lucky with weather and had a clear day not a cloud in the sky. The tricky part of the hike is to know the tides because you can end up trapped on the other side for awhile. If your careful and plan according it can be great hike

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Friday, August 09, 2013

This is not much of a hike but it is a great family outing and a good way to learn about the forest ecology that surrounds much of the trails in coastal Alaska. Educational, interesting, and fun are the best way to describe this short hiking experience.

Trail clears up by late May most years. I love this trail but its not for everyone. By mid-June the bugs are in full force. Great tent spots by the Lake and a sweet public use cabin (book early).

Look out for bears!

Awesome trail but a bit sketchy in early May. Lots of snow on the trail and post-holing was common place. The lake was mostly iced over and fishing was not fruitful. The cabin was super clean and there was a decent amount of wood to burn. Later in the season will require lots of bug dope. Highly recommend this trail!

The trail is well used and actively cleared and continually improved by a summer trail crew. There are lots of elevations changes, muddy spots, roots, with narrow and steep points. Most of the big streams are bridged. If you are packing to one of the cabins or camping spots like Moose Valley, it is strenuous. Take your time! It is surrounded by mountains and beautiful hills. Wildlife are prevalent, such as black bear, moose, bald eagle, mountain goats, and loons and ducks. China Poot Lake has fishing. It is a large deep lake. The sea bays are picturesque. Buggy in the summer. $75 for a round trip taxi. The Salty Dog, a 50 year old log tavern on the Homer spit is a must beer and a shot stop.

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