Glorious Grewingk


No vacation to Homer would be complete without a trip across the bay to Kachemak Bay State Park and Grewingk Glacier, the prominent glacier with the two twin mountains, or nunataqs, sticking up out of the ice field.

Accessible by water taxi or private boat, most hikers start at Glacier Spit and walk the 3.2-mile Glacier Lake Trail to the lake and views of the glacier. The trail passes through an area scoured to gravel by an October 1967 tsunami and now vegetated by wildflowers, bushes and small trees.

A 1-mile hike on the Saddle Trail from the Glacier Lake Trail leads to a boat pick-up near Halibut Cove.

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