Trail conditions report

The following is the trail conditions report from Kachemak Bay State Park:

Overall Conditions

Snow line is at 1,100-1,200 ft. and above, depending on aspect. Trail locations obscured in alpine areas.


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.

Please practice Leave No Trace etiquette: Pack out what you pack in.

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


China Poot Lake Trail: Cleared of deadfall. Muddy conditions.

Estuary Trail: Cleared of deadfall.

Poot Peak Trail: North Route: Unmaintained. Possible fallen trees across the trail and is very brushy

Poot Peak Trail: South Route: Not Cleared. Do not hike between Moose Valley and Summit Route Jcts. Trail is completely obscured and impassable.

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: Not Cleared

Coalition Loop Trail: Unmaintained. Do not hike between China Poot Bay and China Poot Lake. Do not hike to falls.

Moose Valley Trail: Not Cleared.

Lagoon Trail: Unmaintained. Do not hike.

Goat Rope Trail: Not Cleared

Alpine Ridge: Not Cleared

Saddle Trail: Open. Cleared of deadfall.

Glacier Lake Trail Open. Cleared of deadfall.

Grewingk Tram Spur Trail: Open. Cleared of Deadfall.

Blue Ice Trail: Not Cleared

Emerald Lake Loop Trail: Not Cleared

Mallard/Emerald Conn. Trail: Unmaintained. Do not hike.

Mallard Bay Trail: Unmaintained. Do not hike.

Woznesenski River Trail: Unmaintained. An overflow channel has made the Wosensenki River Trail impassable 3 miles from Haystack Rock. A main channel has moved along the north side of the river and is partially being diverted. Do not hike between mile 3 and mile 9. Many trees down and very brushy between China Poot Lake and Woz River Valley.

Sadie Knob Trail: Not Cleared

Grace Ridge Trail: Not Cleared

Tutka Lake Trail: Open. Couple of trees down between Tutka Lake and the falls

Tutka – Jakolof Trail: Not Cleared

Diamond Creek Trail: Open. 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. Road to lower parking area is rutted in places.

Low clearance vehicles not recommended. Conditions can worsen after a rain event.