Explore all hiking trails in the embedded map. Listed below are the individual trails and directions to the parking area.
Diamond Creek Trail
A 1 mile round trip hike down a gulch to the beach just north of Homer. Recommended during low tide.
Trailhead is located at the end of the dirt road. Directions here.
Rogers Loop to Diamond Ridge
Part of a larger trail network, this trail is 2.7 miles from Rogers Loop to Diamond Ridge and just under 6 miles round trip. Shows off good views and biodiversity.
3.4 miles to the Anchor River and a 6.8 mile round trip. Perfect for adventure seekers and fishermen alike.
Eveline State Recreation Site
A 1.3 mile loop through Eveline State Recreation Site. The trails are mainly used for Nordic skiing in the winter time but this loop stays on relatively dry ground.
Caribou Lake Trail
More of a 4-wheeler road than a hiking trail, and anyone who wants to brave the mud can make this an adventure. It’s 7 miles to the lake and 14 miles round trip.
Wynn Nature Center
A nature center with boardwalks and guided hikes. Perfect for families and anyone wishing to learn more about Alaska.
Calvin & Coyle Trail
A 1.5 mile round trip hike that takes you close to the coastal ecosystem of Homer.
Fox River Flats Hike
This is technically a road but it follows the beach and is not recommended for vehicles other than a 4×4 with experienced drivers. It’s better to hike it if you’re just visiting. It’s a 5.6 mile hike to the Fox River and an 11 mile round trip hike. Try to organize your hike with low tides to avoid getting stuck.
The parking area is at the top of the hill before the road becomes steep.
The Following Trails are located inside Kachemak Bay State Park. A water or air taxi is necessary to reach this part of Alaska.
Emerald Lake Loop Trail
This is a 14 mile loop with optional campgrounds located on Emerald Lake and the outflow of Humpy Creek. The trailhead is located in Mallard Bay.
Glacier Lake Trail
A 3.17 mile hike to Grewingk Glacier lake and a 6 mile round trip back to the trailhead located on Glacier Spit. There are plenty of connecting trails from this one if you’re seeking a longer, overnight adventure.
Alpine Ridge Trail
2.5 miles to the top of the ridge, this is a 5 mile round trip hike from the trailhead, “Saddle”. There is also camping available at the trailhead.
A 6.63 mile hike that connects the public dock to Saddle Trail. Included in this hike is Goat Rope Summit, a good view point if the weather is nice. This hike is only possible during low tides, plan your trip accordingly.
Coalition Loop Trail
A 6 mile loop that takes hikers along lakes and bays. Coalition trailhead has camping, as does Halibut Cove Lagoon.
China Poot Lake Trail
4.1 miles from the public dock to Poot peak, it’s an 8 mile round trip hike. For those camping along China Poot Lake, it’s 2.3 miles to China Poot Lake and an additional 1.7 miles to Poot Peak.
Moose Valley Loop
A 9.5 mile loop that starts at 2-Loon Lake. This trail connects to others in the park and can easily be a day hike or part of a longer backpacking trip.
Wosnesenski River Trail
A 9.25 mile hike along the Wosnesenski River. This hike connects to the Moos Valley Loop Trail on the shores of 4th Lake. Water levels rise in the summer due to glacial melt.
Sadie Knob Trail
If you want to hit both the South and North trail of this trail, the total mileage is 7.5 miles, round trip. The ridgeline itself is 2.3 miles long and 4.6 miles round trip, each leg is roughly 1.5 miles long.
Grace Ridge Trail
8 miles from end-to-end, this is potentially a 16 mile round trip hike. The north end starts at Kayak beach and the south ends at South Grace Ridge.
A 1.7 mile hike, 3.2 miles roundtrip if you want to make an afternoon out of it.
Tutka Lake Trail
7.6 mile hike from Tutka Bay that ends at the eastern part of Tutka Bay. This hike is not usually hiked in full and most people only go about 2 miles in.
Tutka Backdoor Trail
18 miles one way and 36 miles round trip, this is the crown jewel of hiking on the Kenai Peninsula. If you’re looking for the most epic, backcountry hike, congratulations, you found it.