Your Perfect Homer Alaska Hike is Here!
From Fun and Easy Strolls to Challenging Heart-pounding Treks…
The diverse networks of hiking trails on the Kenai Peninsula are unquestionably the best in Alaska. Some, like the Upper Russian Lake Trail, have public use cabins that can be reserved. Meanwhile, the Resurrection and Johnson Pass trails are popular and well-traveled, while others trace off-the-beaten path wilderness game trails.
The challenging Chinapoot Peak hike in Kachemak Bay State Park takes you nearly straight up 2,600 feet to spectacular vistas, while others, like Crow Pass and Twenty Mile out of Girdwood, take you through rugged mountain passes.
Small short hikes can lead to hidden jewels. The Diamond Creek hike, as one example, rewards you with a hidden, deserted beach just outside of Homer. The trail system across Kachemak Bay from Homer leads to an exciting new world of remote adventure. The hikes to Leisure Lake and Emerald Lake from Glacier Spit are two examples of short hikes that take you into the kind of Great Land seclusion you came here to experience.
We highly recommend that hiking enthusiasts purchase a book such as “Fifty Ways into the Wilderness”. Trail conditions and levels of difficulty vary, as does the concentration of bears and other wildlife, so it is a good idea to read up on your desired destination.
Homer Water Taxi / Marine Ferry
Land’s End Resort is directly adjacent to the Ferry Dock, and is the only hotel on the Homer Spit, within walking distance of the small Boat harbor. The following water transportation choices are minutes from your door at Land’s End.
The marine transportation network in Homer and Kachemak Bay is very reliable, efficient and offers choices to get you wherever you want to go. There are three basic modes of transportation: 1) Scheduled public ferry service to large communities such as Seldovia, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor via the Alaska Marine Highway. 2) Scheduled transportation service on smaller tour boats to Seldovia and Halibut Cove that usually offer wildlife viewing opportunities. 3) Smaller “on-demand” water taxi service such as Homer Ocean Charters providing access to camping, cabins, kayaking, Gull Island/Kachemak Bay cruises, fishing and hiking destinations across Kachemak Bay. Homer Ocean Charters can also supply transportation for freight, ATVs and small/large groups.