Otterbahn Trail

Kachemak State Park
This hike was rated 3 stars.
Submitted By
Patricia Baum
Difficulty
Easy; this is the most accessible hike in Seldovia
Miles One Way
1.5
Miles from Anchorage
225; drive south from Anchorage to Homer, then a half hour boat ride to the park
Season
All year

Description

This is a very easy stroll hike that gives you an excellent glimpse into Kachemak Bay nature. I took this hike in summer though I have read you can ski this in winter – though I can’t confirm that.

The hike starts by taking you through a forest of devil’s club that actually looks like your walking through hobbit territory (no getting tangled in it – the trail is well maintained). There is an exhibit showing a cross section of a tree and how boat knees were used to make fishing boats before the age of fiberglass. After a series of boardwalks, you get to the gravel beach and from here you can explore the tide pools and hike over to other adjoining coves – tide permitting. It’s good to keep track of the tides if you are going to do this.

Good opportunity for beachcombing and watching sunsets. Not a work out hike – just relaxing.

Important Information

Keep track of the tides.

Photos

Topo Map

Otterbahn Trail topo map

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