A lovely ADA-accessible trail in the heart of town, from Pioneer Avenue to the Homer Bypass. It winds through the woods and features interpretive signage, a viewing platform, and ADA parking. The trail provides a pedestrian connection from the Homer Public Library up to Pioneer St. and downtown facilities.
Use: Walking all seasons
Access: There are two key access points. On the south, the best access with parking is at the Homer Public Library. The Story Trail leads from the library to the Poopdeck Trail. As you go uphill there is a left fork that will take you to an accessible walkway and bridge that ends in ADA parking next to a building (265 E) on Pioneer. There is also a spur to a sweet bench on this left fork. If you continue straight ahead you will pass the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust office. Then jog to the right onto the first street (Klondike) and shortly find the path which continues to your left. This will lead alongside a warehouse-style building and to a crosswalk at Pioneer.
On the south end, if you want to continue from the Library southwards to the Beluga Slough and Bishops Beach, follow the sidewalk on Poopdeck St. which takes you to a crosswalk at the Sterling Highway. Cross the highway, and continue southwards to the Beluga Slough Trail (starting at the Islands & Ocean Visitor Center).
Distance: 2000 feet
Elevation at Library 66 feet
Elevation at Pioneer 157 feet
Level of Difficulty/Grade: Easy, ADA compliant.
Special Features: Nice boardwalk, gardens along some points, and woods in the midst of downtown.
Trail Management Agency: Kachemak Heritage Land Trust and the City of Homer