Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

Overall conditions:

Majority of trails are very brushy in sub-alpine and trail locations can be hard to follow in alpine areas. Look for chainsaw cuts on trees if in doubt of trail location.

Trails report:

Alpine Ridge: Passable

Blue Ice Trail: Passable

China Poot Lake Trail: Clear Trail can be flooded for 500 feet at mile 2

Coalition Trail: Passable

Coalition Loop Trail: Passable to difficult. Impassable to the falls. Do not hike to the falls. (Trail opened and adopted by Boy Scout Troop 555)

Diamond Creek Trail: Passable. Trail has firmed up with patchy muddy areas. Be aware that portions of the trail are close to bluffs above Diamond Creek. Please take caution when hiking with pets and children. Conditions can worsen after a rain event.

Emerald Lake Loop Trail: Difficult to impassable. Difficult from Humpy Creek to Blue Ice Trail via the Grewingk Tram. Difficult to impassable from Humpy Creek to Emerald via Portlock Plateau and between Grewingk Lake and Emerald Lake.

Estuary Trail: Clear

Glacier Lake Trail: Clear

Goat Rope Trail: Difficult

Grace Ridge Trail: Passable

Grewingk Tram Spur Trail: Clear. Bears reported in the area.

Grewingk Tram: Open. Suggest two people and gloves for operation.

Lagoon Trail: Impassable

Mallard Bay Trail: Impassable

Mallard/Emerald Connection Trail: Impassable

Moose Valley Trail: Passable to difficult. Passable to Moose Valley PUC. Moose Creek is fordable at mile 2.5.

Poot Peak Trail: North Route: Difficult

Poot Peak Trail: South Route: Passable. From Wosnesenski River Trail to Moose Valley Trail. Impassable From Moose Valley Trail to Summit route. Do not hike.

Poot Peak Trail: Summit Route: Difficult. Steep climb up scree slope and there is a short climb to the actual summit. Rock is unstable near the summit.

Saddle Trail: Clear. Bears reported in the area.

Sadie Knob Trail: Difficult

Tutka – Jakolof Trail: Passable. Trail traverses through an old forest clearing and can be obscured on the Jakolof Bay end

Tutka Lake Trail: Passable

Wosnesenski River Trail: Difficult to impassable: An overflow channel has made the Wosensenki River Trail impassable from mile 3 to mile 9 from Haystack Rock. The main channel has moved along the north side of the river and is partially being diverted. Very brushy and many trees down from China Poot Lake (mile 11) to Wosnesenski River Valley (mile 9).

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