China Poot Lake

Homer, Alaska

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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 Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Homer
Distance: 2.5-10 miles
Trail Type: Several options
Access: Moderate to Difficult
Season & Limits: Best June through mid-Oct; July through Sept for the higher elevations around Poot Peak
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Alaska State Parks, Kenai Area Office, PO Box 1247, Soldotna, AK 99669; (907) 262- 5581; dnr.alaska.gov/parks/
Local Maps: National Geographic Kachemak Bay State Park; Alaska State Parks brochure Kachemak Bay State Park Hiking Trails
Driving Directions: Directions to China Poot Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2009
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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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May 2018