Alaska State Trails Program

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Glacier Lake and Saddle Trails in Kachemak State Park

Glacier Lake

A Popular route joins the Saddle and Glacier Lake Trails. The Glacier Lake Trail follows flat terrain through stands of cottonwoods & spruce, and across the dry outwash plain of Grewingk Glacier. It ends at the broad open beaches of Grewingk Glacier Lake. This trail offers superb views of the glacier and its surrounding peaks. Excellent dayhike. Most people get dropped off at the Glacier Spit Trailhead, hike to the lake, hike the Saddle Trail, and get picked up at the Saddle Trailhead. This is also recommended because afternoon day breezes complicate pick-ups at the Glacier Spit Trailhead.

Check out the map and trail guide found here:
http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/maps/kachemak/glacierlakesaddle.pdf

Trail conditions can be found here:
http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/curevnts.htm

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