The Homestead Trail is probably the most recommended hike in Homer.   Access the trail at Roger's Loop Road (one mile north of town off the Sterling Highway), Rucksack Drive off Diamond Ridge Road, or at Bridge Creek Reservoir (up West Hill Road then east on Skyline Drive 3/4 mile.).  The trail is approximately 6.7 miles; moderate difficulty.  The trail will lead you through forests, meadows, and over streams.