Kachemak Bay Trail Conditions

• Snow levels remain around 1,500-1,800 feet, and snowshoes are still recommended for higher elevations. Crews continue clearing trails, but expect numerous downed trees on most trails, as well as wet, muddy conditions.
• Trails are still rough. Consider adding 1/3 to your average hiking time.
• Practice “Leave no Trace” etiquette, and pack out what you pack in.
• Report any problems or complaints to the park ranger at 235-7024 or 262-5581.
China Poot Lake: Flooding has subsided, and the trail is passable to the lake. Be aware that more heavy rains could again flood the trail.
Coalition Trail: Cleared of deadfall between Halibut Cove Lagoon and China Poot Bay. It is not cleared between China Poot Bay and China Poot Lake. It is not recommended to hike to the falls, as the spur trail to the falls no longer exists.
Moose Valley: Cleared of deadfall to Moose Valley and Mile 6, (Moose Valley Campsite.) It is not cleared from Mile 6 to Poot Peak Trail.
Emerald Lake: Cleared of deadfall. Watch for the moose carcass on the trail near the Upper Humpy Creek. Expect snow in alpine above Emerald Lake.
Use caution when climbing to the summit of Poot Peak. The route climbs up scree slope and the rock is unstable near the summit.
North Route of Poot Peak Trail is still considered unmaintained and very brushy. There may be some possible fallen trees across the trail.
CLEARED trails: Estuary, Poot Peak South, Alpine, Saddle, Glacier Lake, Grewingk Tram Spur, Blue Ice, Grace Ridge, Woznesenski and Tutka Lake.
NOT CLEARED: Lagoon, Goat Rope, Mallard/Emerald Connection, Mallard Bay, Sadie Knob and Tutka-Jakolof.

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