China Poot Lake

Homer, Alaska 99603

China Poot Lake

China Poot Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The trail passes through forest, two small lakes with gorgeous
views of Poot Peak and China Poot Lake. The dock at the head of Halibut Cove Lagoon may be busy with boaters and salmon anglers in midsummer, but decent solitude is just up the trail. Since the tides control when you can get in and out, you might as well relax and stay awhile, at least over-
night—and two or three nights is even better."

China Poot Lake Trip Reports

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bear scat everywhere. It was like step and slide. I did this hike twice. The second time with just my son and I. We encountered a black bear up close and in person. Did not seem to be to interested in us maybe 50 feet away. Hike was not bad very accessible and easy trail. Goat rope spur which starts at the same point was overgrown. My daughters swam in china poot lake. nice day nice hike. If you are staying in one of the cabins wake up early and look for bears along the waters edge.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2.5-10 miles
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Best June through mid-Oct; July through Sept for the higher elevations around Poot Peak
Season & Limits
Alaska State Parks, Kenai Area Office, PO Box 1247, Soldotna, AK 99669; (907) 262- 5581;
Local Contacts
National Geographic Kachemak Bay State Park; Alaska State Parks brochure Kachemak Bay State Park Hiking Trails
Local Maps

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