Please contact Kachemak Bay State Park to report problems and file complaints, or compliments, at 907-235-7024, or 907-262-5581. Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisory: Trails in the park are rough, with steep grades in places, and in some cases only marked routes. It is advisable to add 1/3 to your average hiking time.
Leave No Trace: Please practice Leave No Trace ethics while hiking and camping. Pack out what you pack in.
Grewingk Tram is difficult to use. Staff suggest a minimum of two people in party, one assisting by remaining on the platforms to pull on the rope, reversing process when first person across completes trip. Gloves are recommended.
Bears: Multiple individuals including sows with cubs have been sighted in the Grewingk Valley along the Glacier Lake, Grewingk Tram, and Saddle Trails. Please be bear aware while hiking and give them their space if encountered. Please report all negative encounters. 907-235-7024.
China Poot Lake Trail: The trail can be, depending upon rain events, flooded in the China Poot Lake Valley (mile 2) for 500 feet. The depth can be from shin to waist deep, depending on rain events and snow melt, and is not swift moving. China Poot Lake Cabin is not in the flooded area and is accessible, depending upon water depth. Hip waders are recommended. Moose Valley Creek has changed course permanently and until the new channel is entrenched and stable, continuing flooding is expected.
Moose Valley Bridge Construction/Installation: Replacement bridge will be installed in 2018. Set to begin around Aug. 1 and be completed Aug. 10. Expect helicopter sling loads into the area during this time.
Passable to difficult
Blue Ice Trail:
China Poot Lake Trail:
Clear. Trail can be flooded for 500 feet at mile 2. Sow and cub seen in the vicinity of Halibut Cove Lagoon
Coalition Loop Trail:
Possible 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.
Clear. Sow and cub seen in the vicinity of Halibut Cove Lagoon.
Glacier Lake Trail:
Goat Rope Trail:
Grace Ridge Trail:
Grewingk Tram Spur Trail:
Clear. Bears reported in the area.
Open. Suggest two people and gloves for operation.
Mallard Bay Trail:
Mallard/Emerald Conn. Trail:
Moose Valley Trail:
Passable to difficult. Passable to Moose Valley PUC. Moose Creek is fordable at mile 2.5. Construction and installation of new bridge in Moose Valley will start the week of July 30. Expect helicopter sling loads.
Poot Peak Trail — North Route:
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:
Tutka – Jakolof Trail:
Passable. Trail traverses through an old forest clearing and can be obscured on the Jakolof Bay end.
Tutka Lake Trail:
Wosnesenski River Trail:
Difficult to impassable. An overflow channel has made the Wosnesenski 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 the Wosnesenski River Valley (mile 9).