Trails Report for Kachemak Bay State Park, issued on May 5, 2021
Ingrid Harrald with Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park has this week's trail report issued Thursday, May 5th.
You can find this report and in-depth trail conditions at the Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park website.
Pack out what you pack in, be safe and have a great day in the park.
The Halibut Cove Lagoon dock ramp is down for direct access to the ranger station and public use cabins. Snowline is at approximately 250 feet. Snow shoes and or skis are recommended for travel above 500 feet.
The following trails are clear and open: Diamond Creek Trail - portions of the trail have sloughed away in the slide area above Diamond Creek. Please take caution when hiking. Glacier Lake Trail is passable with patchy, snow and shaded areas. The Grewingk Tram Spur Trail is also open with patchy, snow, and the Saddle Trail is possible with patchy snow in places. As always, bears are becoming active in the area, so please be bear aware.
The following trails are open, but difficult: The China Poot Lake Trail - expect patchy snow, and it is flooded at mile two and is impassible as the snow melts. The Coalition Trail is difficult with a lot of snow, as well as Goat Rope Trail, Grace Ridge Trail, Lagoon, Trail, and all the Tutka Trails, the Hatchery Spur Trail, Jakolof Trail and the Tutka Lake Trail are difficult but open.
The following trails are impassable and not recommended to hike: Emerald Lake Loop, Mallard Bay Trail, Mallard and Emerald Connector Trail, Poot Peak Trails - the North Route, the South Route, and the Summit Route, Sentinel Ridge and Tutka Back Door.