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Trail Conditions Report

Updated 9/19/13

Posted: June 20, 2013 - 2:23pm  |  Updated: September 23, 2013 - 6:26pm

Trail Conditions Report

Kachemak Bay State Park

 

Updated: Sept. 19th 2013

 

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.

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.

 

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 Lake.   NOT RECOMMENDED TO HIKE TO FALLS.  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:

Not Cleared.  Trail is overgrown with very steep grades.  No Bridge across Halibut Cr.  Fording only

Goat Rope Trail:

Not Cleared.  Must hike Lagoon Trail to get to Goat Rope

Alpine Ridge:

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

Saddle Trail:

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 cuts

Mallard/Emerald Conn. Trail:

Not Cleared/Unmaintained

Mallard Bay Trail:

Not Cleared/Unmaintained

Woznesenski 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:

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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