With your guide hike 2-miles as the trail winds through old growth forest and glacier moraine to a glacial lake surrounded by mountains We took a water taxi across Kachemak Bay to the trail head for the Glacier Lake Trail. The trail to the glacier lake. Mako's Water Taxi is just that-an affordable way of getting from Homer to the many interesting destinations across the bay, from hiking and camping hotspots in Kachemak Bay State Park to the charming village of Seldovia. The trail starts with a walk through woods, which open up to glacial moraines that offer wonderful vistas of mountain and ice. Views: 699 Wildflower Your guide will identify wildflowers and even point out some edible vegetation! You will meet your hiking guide after your water taxi ride across Kachemak Bay. This trail, hands down, is one of the most popular hikes in the Kachemak Bay State Park. We found fresh water at Grewingk Glacier after deciding not to filter the super silty lake water. Pack a lunch and a bottle. 7:40 AM, Homer Spit – Ten minutes after Mako’s Water Taxi opened, Lupe sauntered in. Looking back. From there, you hike to the Grewingk Glacier on the Glacier Lake Trail and then return to another beach via the Saddle Trail. In the morning travel by water taxi from Homer across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit in Kachemak Bay State Park. He said Grewingk Glacier is a top destination. Our water taxi driving away after dropping us off on the beach. For the first 1.5 miles, the trail meanders through mixed cottonwood and Sitka spruce. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Take a water taxi to Glacier Spit, then follow the trail‘s gradual incline to the lake shore. Glacier Spit to the Saddle Trail is a minimum of four hours dock to dock (includes water taxi time). Pica, our guide dog on the boat! The paddle will bring you to the trailhead for a one-mile hike to the stunning Grewingk Glacier Lake, dotted by icebergs and surrounded by snow-flecked peaks. Dave and I enjoyed the walk and conversations. This 13 mile long glacier sits in the mountains and comes right up to the aptly named Grewingk Glacier Lake – but it all starts with a water taxi dropping you off at the black sand beach off Glacier … We made it! I never tire of taking this short, 1.5 mile-long, well-used Saddle-Trail-to-Grewingk-Glacier-Lake route, because there's always something new to see around Grewingk Glacier Lake. Take Mako's Water Taxi from Homer to any place across the bay, where you'll find great hiking and camping. They go across the bay and hike over tree roots and along the trail to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Once you make it to the lake, fish out some glacier ice for a cocktail. —Scott Join your guide for a hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake . However, we took a brief detour to a pulley car. We signed up for the Grewingk Glacier trail; it was supposed to be a good hike and project for families and groups. Grewingk Glacier Water taxis buzzed in and out of the cove picking and dropping off hikers. The trail is easy with just minimal elevation gain. Bay Excursions provides birding and wildlife tours, plus water taxi service to the trail heads, cabins, and yurts in Kachemak Bay State Park. And the Harding Ice Field-fed Grewingk Glacier pouring down from the jagged peaks of the high Southern Kenai Mountains always impress me. Water taxi rates, normally $75 per person to get across the bay, were only $20 per person for volunteers. Miles can be added on by going to the Don’t go out the way you came in, instead We regularly hike the trails and have local knowledge and current conditions of the trails Let us assist you in choosing the perfect hike that fits your schedule and ability. The video starts out with the musicians walking down the ramp at the Homer Harbor and to a Mako’s Water Taxi boat. This takes you to Glacier Lake and views of the Grewingk Glacier and is a total of 3 miles. High Point 2100 where the official trail ends is in shadow beyond Loop. The water taxi picks A short Not bound by set schedules or specific routes, we can take you where you need to go when While the All year round, Dave Lyon transports hikers and day-trippers in his water taxi from Homer’s harbor to Kachemak Bay State Park. This hike is across Kachemak Bay in Halibut Cove. We met many hikers along the trail of all ages. Team Blitz Adventure includes: water taxi, guide for the day, kayak equipment and instructions. Caleigh and Sarah aboard Mako’s Water Taxi in Homer Editor’s Note: Special Correspondent Caleigh Jensen heads across Kachemak Bay to Grewingk Glacier. Hiking to Grewingk Glacier is a favorite for both locals and visitors alike and suitable for all skill levels. Grewingk Glacier is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Homer, Alaska that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. 4 Hour Alaska Glacier Hike We’ll drop you off at Glacier Spit Trailhead. The water taxi was a bit pricey, but well worth it. Spend 1/2 day on easy trails leading to a beautiful destinations, go all day on more challenging trails, or spend some nights and In the morning travel by water taxi from Homer across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit in Kachemak Bay State Park. From there, if you choose, you’ll head up to Grewingk Tram Spur Trial and pull yourself across Grewingk Creek and then back to Glacier Lake Trail. Water Taxi to all the trailheads and beaches in Kachemak Bay State Park. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. We took the trail to Grewingk lake. Part of Grewingk Glacier Lake is on the R. Photo looks W. 3500 Insider Tip Our expert staff is available to help you narrow down We are scheduled to get picked up 5 hours later at a different place….we hope! Length: 2.2 mi/3.5 km Rating: Easy, popular family hike Camping: Small camping area at Glacier Spit Trailhead; Right Beach (accessible at low tide from Glacier Spit); Rusty's Campsite; Grewingk Lake. The trail From the start of the Glacier Trail, also known as "The Blue Ice" Trail, you hike out of the forest for about 1 mile across the open outwash plain formed by the melting and retreating glacier. As I planned my trip to the Homer area I found Louise to be a most willing resource. There were eight of us, ages 7-71. Most of the trail is overgrown and you’ll need to tread carefully but you’ll get great views of Grewingk Valley, Lake, and Glacier and it’ll be over sooner than you think Then it’s back to the flat bottom where you’ll head in and out of spruce and willow eventually ending at the lake. Follow the well maintained trail to the lake where the majestic Grewingk Glacier calves icebergs. Ashore Water Taxi was so much more than a water taxi service. Grewingk Glacier lake, high alpine vistas, old growth rain forests, China Poot bay, peaks and valleys. We took water taxi (Bay Roamers) from Homer spit to trailhead at Kachemak. Take a water taxi from Homer Spit to Glacier Spit trailhead, and then hike about 1.5 miles to the intersection with the Grewingk Glacier/Blue Ice Trail. Join your guide for a hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Kachemak Bay State Park: Grewingk Glacier - See 181 traveler reviews, 121 candid photos, and great deals for Homer, AK, at Tripadvisor. The Grewingk Glacier is hidden deep in the canyon on the L. Photo looks NE. If you turn left at the first T leaving the lake you’ll see a small trail off to the right and hear the trickle of a stream . Dave provided ” Glacier Lake Trail Trail access is a short ride across Kachemak Bay on our water taxi the Baylink. 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