For you K-Pen hunters.
The Irish Hills. Moose and Black Bear abound. Be wary of the Brownies in the area. I see grouse everytime I've been there. Excellent place to bait in the spring. I ran across a nearly-black wolf 3 years ago near the south end of the hills.
Lots of trails that you can walk, 4-wheel or travel via horseback.
There are some high and dry trails as well as all the swamp you can handle. These hills have only a handful of cabins and limited trails in and out. Please respect the few private landholdings (of which I am one). This area is called the Kasilof Wilderness Subdivision. The private land is several lots in the hills. All else is public land.
This is also a great place to snowmobile and with snow on the ground the trail options are unlimited.
In Soldotna, set your odometer to 0 at the new bridge. Go South (towards Homer) on the Sterling Highway. At 6 miles, turn West (Right) onto Irish Hills Lane. Reset your odometer.
Go 1 mile on the gravel road to the intersection of Irish Hills Lane and Spruce Bark Drive (about N60 23.062 W151 12.885). If you continue straight ahead at the intertsection you will be on the Irish Hills Trail (old logging road).
There is room to park by the intersection sign. The trail is overgrown with alders so don't attempt this trail with a highway vehicle unless you don't like the present paint job. (I usually walk or ride my 4-wheeler)
Once on the trail it makes several splits. Right or left will take you "down-around" the Hills. If you take the middle trails you will enter the timber in a bout a mile, but have options later to drop back down to the low country.
The Bourogh Information may be found here:
Land owners can be identified at this site. Select Satellite Photos and you can see the trails.
Now, how about a trip report? Post here (with pictures?) or PM me.
Or post questions here...