Hello, this is Ingrid from Friends of Kachemak Bay State Parks with the weekly trail report updated Wednesday, July 7th.
The following trails are clear and passable:
China Poot Lake Trail is flooded at mile two, but passable with hip waders.
Diamond Creek Trail, Estuary Trail, Glacier Lake Trail, Grace Ridge Trail and Grewingk Tram Spur Trail are all passable.
A brown bear has been cited around the Tram Spur Trail. Saddle Trail is passable, but bears are becoming active in the area.Please be bear aware.
Sadie Knob Trail - you can expect down trees, but it is passable.
Tutka Hatchery Spur Trail, Tutka-Jakalof Trail and Tutka Lake Trail are all passable.
The following trails are passable but difficult:
Alpine Ridge Trail, Blue Ice Trail, Goat Rope Trail. Grewingk Tram, where we suggest two people and gloves for operation, Lagoon, Trail, and Moose Valley Trail.
The remainder of the trails are difficult to impassable.
Coalition Loop Trail, which is impassable to the falls. Please don't hike to the falls. Emerald Lake Loop Trail - it's not recommended to hike to the lake.
Mallard Bay Trail and Mallard-Emerald Connector Trail, Poot Peak - North, South, and Summit routes are all difficult to impassible.
Sentinel Ridge and Tutka Back Door are not recommended to hike as well as Woznesenski River Trail where the overflow channel has made it impassible three miles from Haystack to mile nine.
The full trail report with updates can be found at friendsofkachemakbay.org.
Please, don't forget to pack out what you pack in and be bear aware and have a great day in the park.