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Emerald Lake Trail


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 Seasons: May through September
 Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
 Activity: Hiking
 Length: Total loop 13.2 miles

 Nearest Town:
Homer

     USGS Quads:
Seldovia C-3, C-4

 Managed by:
Alaska State Parks
Kachemak Bay State Park
PO Box 3248
Homer, AK 99603

   
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How to Get There:
From Homer Harbor, visitors take a Water Taxi (by reservation) or private boat to Glacier spit Trailhead, or Humpy Creek Trailhead. Taxi's cost anywhere from $45 - $55 per person. For a list of authorized commercial Water Taxi's, contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce (907-235-5300), or the Homer Ranger State, Alaska State Parks (907-235-7024). Public mooring bouy's are available at Right Beach and Saddle Trailhead

Trail Description:
Emerald Lake Trail, accessed via water taxi or private boat from Homer, crosses glacial outwash, a swift flowing creek utilizing a hand-operated tramway, a 500 foot climb over rocky ridge, past Grewingk Glacier, across a 50 foot log bridge, and past Emerald Lake. The last portion of the trail follows the shoreline of Kachemak Bay. Spectacular opportunies on this hike to view wildlife, forest. glacier, alpine and shoreline settings.

Kachemak Bay SP       Emerald Lake

Kachemak Bay SP      Kachemak Bay SP



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