China Poot Lake Trail
in Kachemak Bay State Park
Trail Access: Halibut Cove Lagoon Trailhead;
protected anchorage with mooring buoys and
Allowable Uses: Hiking
Distance: 2.8 miles one way
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Difficulty: Moderate; short, steep climbs
Hiking Time: 1.5 hours
Halibut Cove Lagoon
This popular trail climbs through the forest and
over a low ridge, passing two small lakes where
loons are common and blueberries are plentiful
(August). The trail offers good views of Poot
Peak and meanders through a cottonwood
grove before arriving at China Poot Lake.
Developed campsites at Halibut Cove Lagoon Trailhead, and at
China Poot Lake Campsite. Public Use Cabin on China Poot
Lake (reservations required (907) 269-8400).
Kachemak Bay State Park is accessed via boat
from the Homer Harbor. Local water taxis can
provide transportation to most park trailheads.
For a complete set of park rules visit:
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At trailhead; several small streams along trail; China Poot Lake;
Moose Valley Creek.
China Poot Lake offers good fishing. Pleasant day hike form
Halibut Cove Lagoon. Connects with many other trails in the
area including Wosnesenski River, Coalition Loop, Moose
Valley, and Poot Peak.
Alaska State Parks, Kenai Area Office
PO Box 1247
(907) 262 - 5581