Trail Conditions Report

Trail Conditions Report

Conditions Report

Kachemak Bay
State Park


Updated: Sept. 19th


Overall Conditions:  Snow levels are at 2500+ ft., depending upon aspect
of slope. Trails cleared of deadfall are very
brushy.  If confused of where the
trail goes, look for chainsaw cuts on trees.

Advisory:   Trails in KBSP 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.

Grewingk Creek Tram is open and upgraded.  It is difficult to use.  We 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.

practice LEAVE NO TRACE etiquette. 

any problems, complaints to the Park Ranger @ 235-7024 or 262-5581, thank you.


Announcements (Please look
at the additional page also:)

  • Bridge
    in Moose Valley is OUT.
  • Brown
    bears reported along Humpy Cr. 

China Poot Lake Trail:

Cleared of downfall.  Temporary bridge at M2.2

Estuary Trail:

Cleared of downfall

Poot Peak Trail:  North Route:

Unmaintained.  Possible
dead fall and trail is very brushy. 

Poot Peak Trail:  South Route:

Cleared of deadfall and brushy conditions.  Trail difficult to follow btw. Moose
Valley jct. and Summit Route.

Poot Peak Trail:  Summit Route:

Caution climbing up
to the summit.
  Route climbs
up scree slope and there is a short climb to the actual summit. Rock is
unstable near the summit. 

Coalition Trail:

Cleared of downfall btw. Halibut Cove Lagoon and China Poot Bay and brushy conditions.  NOT CLEARED btw.
China Poot Bay and China Poot
Spur trail does not exist anymore

Moose Valley Trail:

Cleared of downfall to M2.5   Bridge at M2.5 is OUT! 
Fording is possible and at your own risk.  Not Cleared from M2.5 to China Poot
Pk. Trail. 

Lagoon Trail:

Cleared.  Trail is overgrown with
very steep grades.  No Bridge
across Halibut Cr.  Fording only

Goat Rope Trail:

Cleared.  Must hike Lagoon Trail
to get to Goat Rope

Alpine Ridge:

Cleared of deadfall to M1.75 or
about 1300ft. and brushy conditions


Cleared of deadfall.

Glacier Lake Trail

Cleared of deadfall. 

Grewingk Tram Spur Trail:

Cleared of deadfall

Blue Ice Trail:

Cleared of deadfall

Emerald Lake Loop Trail:

Cleared of deadfall. Very brushy
with grass and alders btw. Portlock Plateau and
Emerald Lk.  Hard to find trail
from Emerald Lk. towards Portlock
Plateau.  Look for old chainsaw

Mallard/Emerald Conn. Trail:


Mallard Bay Trail:


River Trail:

Cleared of deadfall and brushy
conditions.  During heavy rains, the flood channels along the Woz are flowing and fordings are waist deep.  Cross with caution.

Sadie Knob Trail:

Cleared of deadfall up to sub-alpine
and brushy conditions

Grace Ridge Trail:

Cleared of deadfall

Tutka Lake Trail:

Cleared of deadfall

Tutka – Jakolof Trail:




Trail Name Changes


Grewingk Tram Spur Trail:  Replaces
a portion of the Grewingk Glacier Trail from the junction of the Glacier Lake
Trail to the Grewingk Tram


Emerald Lake Loop Trail:  This
trail replaces a portion of the Humpy Creek Trail from the Emerald Lake Trail
junction to the Grewingk Tram AND a portion of the Grewingk Glacier Trail from
the Grewingk Tram to the Emerald Lake Trail junction near Grewingk Lake.


Blue Ice Trail:  This trail replaces a portion of the
Grewingk Glacier Trail from the junction of the Emerald Lake Trail to Grewingk
Glacier or the end of the trail.


Mallard/Emerald Connector Trail:  This
trail replaces a portion of the Humpy Creek Trail from the Emerald Lake Trail
junction to the Mallard Lake Trail junction.



Grewingk Glacier Trail name has changed:

  • From the Glacier Lake Trail junction to the
    Grewingk Tram is now  the Grewingk Tram Spur Trail
  • From the Grewingk Tram to the Emerald Lake Trail Junction
    is now part of the Emerald Lake
    Loop Trail
  • From the Emerald Lake Trail junction to Grewingk
    Glacier is now the Blue Ice Trail


Humpy Creek Trail has changed:

  • From Humpy Creek Trailhead to the Emerald Lake
    junction is now part of the Emerald
    Lake Loop Trail
  • From Humpy creek Trailhead  to the Grewingk Tram is now part
    of the Emerald Lake Loop Trail
  • From the Emerald Lake Trail junction to the
    Mallard Bay trail junction is now the Mallard/Emerald
    Connector Trail

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