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“saddle trail”(18 reviews)
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This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and offers a 10-mile coastline strip that is excellent for fishing and kayaking. Wildlife sightings include puffins, eagles, sea otters, seals...more
Homer, AK 99603
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

The captain and staff are enthusiastic. Don't be fooled. If you can see the surrounding area due to fog you won't see it at the park, except for the glacier. Rough water for an hour passage. Cool water falls and some good wildlife. For more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Great time with short but interesting water taxi ride across the bay. Great hike . Moderate in difficulty only at end. Grat views of the lake and glacier along with bay on ride out and back

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Requires you to take a water taxi from Homer, AK unless you have access to a boat (too far to kayak) but it was worth it. Extremely nice view of the glacier and floating glacial ice in the lake itself. The hike itself is very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank CRK_travels
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Not easy hiking but oh so gorgeous! Sea otters galore, dolphins, loons, bald eagles, squirrels, bears and 82 bear poops in the middle of the trail. Luckily no close encounters though. Overlook Cabin on Halibut Cove Lagoon is a little slice of heaven but don’t...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank roamingfoodie
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I had the pleasure of stunningly beautiful day - clear glassy water and rich array of wildlife everywhere. It was near perfect.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

I took the Mako water taxi over to the Glacier Spit stop from Homer and took the easy hike up to the Grewingk glacier lake. Stunning views. This was an incredibly beautiful spot, and a highlight of my trip to Alaska. I even saw a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BostonCommoner
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We hiked up to Grewingk Glacier Lake- the view at the lake was fantastic and we got some great photos of us withe the glacier in the background of the lake

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Vacation520319
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This park has great maintained trails. Lots of wildlife. Love the packet glaciers. Breathtaking views. Well worth the hike. Bring your water. A lunch so you can continue on.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank angelabouterse
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We took a water taxi over to the Saddle trail, hiked to the top and back down the other side toward the glacier, but were afraid of missing our taxi back, so didn't make it to the glacier. We did see a serene view of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Loribeth C
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We flew across the bay by helicopter and viewed Kachemak Bay State Park!! It was so beautiful by air!! We landed just outside the park and picked blueberries, then landed on top of a glacier!! What a beautiful way to see Alaska. Thank you Alaska...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Pedro O
July 10, 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
By the dock there are tour agencies who arrange small (eg up to 6-10 passengers) boats to take you half an hour across the bay. I can't recall what it cost but it was cheaper than most day activities in Alaska. I wouldn't do... More
Hoang N
August 17, 2017|
Response from love2go2015 | Reviewed this property |
I contacted Bay Roamers, water taxi, pd $74 PP from Homer to State Park; State Park to Halibut Cove. We had dinner at Saltry & pd for their water taxi back to Homer. Left Homer mid day, taxi to Halibut Cove picked us up... More
Hoang N
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Frisco6 | Reviewed this property |
Boat from Homer...30 min on boat then hike More eagles on good day