A well-designed recreational foot trail allows people to connect more intimately with their natural surroundings, while protecting sensitive plants and soils. Nature trails with interpretive signage have an additional educational benefit, offering new trail users insights into the local flora and fauna.
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is proud to offer two nature trails for public use. The first, on our Calvin & Coyle Woodland Park property just outside of downtown Homer, is longer and has some rough ground. The short, accessible Gene and Mim Effler Trail, completed in 2014, is on the bluff above town. The development of these nature trails has been made possible by generous donations of land, combined with individual cash donations and grant funds.
Maintaining recreational trails for public use requires a substantial financial outlay and a great deal of time, and public trails on private land present special challenges. Small non-profit organizations do not have all the funding and personnel resources historically available to the government agencies that maintain most public trails.
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust does not charge user fees to offset the costs of regular trail maintenance. You can help keep to our nature trails enjoyable by making a donation, or becoming a trail volunteer.