Homestead Trail at Rogers Loop Rd

Distance

6 miles

Difficulty

Moderate

This is one of Homer's top hikes. It starts on top of Baycrest Hill, crosses Diamond Ridge Road, then follows Crossman Ridge to the Bridge Creek Reservoir. Throughout, it rolls through forests, meadows and over streams. The area is excellent for birding and catching a glimpse at the occasional moose. It also offers panoramic views of Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay.

You can also access the Homestead Trail where the trail crosses Diamond Ridge Road at Rucksack. Get here by following West Hill Road to the Diamond Ridge intersection and turning left. Continue for two miles and the trail takes off in either direction.

After Diamond Ridge Rd, the trail drops into Bridge Creek Drainage. After crossing the creek it then climbs up to follow Crossman Ridge Rd before dropping down to the Bridge Creek Reservoir and trailhead.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.659685
Longitude: -151.628683

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Homestead Trail at Rogers Loop Rd Points

Distance: 6 miles

The trail­head is locat­ed 34 miles east of the Sky­line Dri­ve inter­sec­tion. The trail fol­lows Cross­man Ridge Rd before going down to cross bridge creek. From here it climbs up to Dia­mond Ridge Road where there’s anoth­er trail­head. You can also access the Home­st­ed Trail from the Rogers Loop Rd Trailhead. 

You can access the Home­stead Trail where the trail cross­es Dia­mond Ridge Road at Ruck­sack. Get here by fol­low­ing West Hill Road to the Dia­mond Ridge inter­sec­tion and turn­ing left. Con­tin­ue for two miles and the trail takes off in either direction.