Glacier Lake Interpretive Hike

Approximately 5 Hours 30 minutes
Moderate Activity  Meal 

Ride in a water-taxi across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit, located in Kachemak Bay State Park.

Join your guide for a hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. This is the most popular hiking trail in Kachemak Bay State Park. The trail crosses flat terrain and passes through tall stands of cottonwoods and spruce and across the dry outwash plain of the Grewingk Glacier. It ends at the broad, open beaches of the glacier lake. The route offers superb views of the glacier and its surrounding peaks, and the icebergs floating in the lake present great photo opportunities.

Your guide will identify the edible vegetation along the way and allow you to taste a few examples. (S)he will also point out the stages of reforestation along the glacial moraine.

This is a five-mile hike with uneven ground in some places but little or no elevation gain; however, there is a short, steep section at the Saddle Trail en route back to the water taxi.


Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations. Minimum age is 8 years. Participants must be able to walk five miles. A sack lunch is included. Wear layered clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Bring mosquito repellent, light rain gear and a small pack.


This excursion is led in English