Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park
A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing, preserving and protecting the resources of
Kachemak Bay State Park.
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2
Homer, AK 99603

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Alpine Ridge Trail (2.5 mi/4.0 km)

Rating: Moderate to Difficult (long, steep climbs)
Hiking Time: 2 hours (to timberline)
Elevation Gain:1650 ft.

Trailhead Access: Saddle Trail to Lagoon Trail

Camping: No campsites at or near trailhead; no developed sites, backcountry camping above timberline. Alpine areas are extremely fragile; please practice no trace camping, no campfires.
Water Availability: Limited water, no streams; seasonal pools beyond trail end

Trail Description: A popular, quick route to alpine areas, this trail begins near the high point on the Saddle Trail and steeply follows a ridge through spruce and alder to alpine tundra, ending on a treeless knoll (near 2100 feet), with spectacular views of Grewingk Glacier and a deep glacial valley.

Trail fact sheet and map