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Trail Conditions Report

Kachemak Bay State Park

 

 

Updated: Sept. 18, 2012

 

Overall Conditions:  Snow levels are approximately 2000ft., and patchy.    Most trails were cleared of dead fall and can be brushy above tree line.  Due to the high winds last week, there could be trees down across any of the trails.  Unfortunately, crews are finished for the season.

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.  If trail is overgrown, look for chainsaw cuts on trees and alder to assure that you are in the trail corridor.

Grewingk Creek Tram is open.  Tram can be operated by a single person, however it's strenuous.  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, thank you.

 

Announcement:  Please look at the additional page.  There are also a number of black bears in the Grewingk Valley.  The mooring buoy @ Saddle Trailhead is gone.  China Poot Lake Trail is flooded in several areas near the lake

China Poot Lake Trail:

Cleared of dead fall.  Trail is flooded in several places near the lake.

Estuary Trail:

Cleared of dead fall

Poot Peak Trail:  North Route:

Unmaintained.  Possible fallen trees across the trail and is very brushy 

Poot Peak Trail:  South Route:

Cleared of dead fall.  Brushy above tree line.

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 dead fall btw. Halibut Cove Lagoon and China Poot Bay.  Not recommended to hike btw. China Poot Bay and China Poot Lake.    NOT RECOMMENDED TO HIKE TO FALLS.  SPUR TRAIL TO FALLS DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE

Moose Valley Trail:

Cleared of dead fall

Lagoon Trail:

Not Cleared

Goat Rope Trail:

Not Cleared

Alpine Ridge:

Cleared of dead fall

Saddle Trail:

Cleared of dead fall. 

Glacier Lake Trail

Cleared of dead fall. 

Grewingk Tram Spur Trail:

Cleared of dead fall

Blue Ice Trail:

Cleared of dead fall

Emerald Lake Loop Trail:

Cleared of dead fall.  Brown Bears have been sighted along lower Humpy Creek.

Mallard/Emerald Conn. Trail:

Not Cleared/Unmaintained

Mallard Bay Trail:

Not Cleared/Unmaintained

Woznesenski River Trail:

Cleared of dead fall.  Brushy btw. mile 7 and China Poot Lake.

Sadie Knob Trail:

Cleared of dead fall

Grace Ridge Trail:

Cleared of dead fall. 

Tutka Lake Trail:

Cleared of dead fall

Tutka – Jakolof Trail:

Not Cleared/Unmaintained

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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