Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park
A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing, preserving and protecting the resources of
Kachemak Bay State Park.


info@friendsofkachemakbay.org
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2
Homer, AK 99603

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Humpy Creek Trail (5.2 miles/8.3 km)

Rating: South leg: Easy, flat, brushy terrain, gravel surface; North leg: Moderately difficult (long climbs)
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Elevation Gain: 300 ft.

Trailhead Access: Marine Access - Humpy Creek Trailhead (north side of creek, high-tide best, shallow beach profile) Advisory: Black bears frequent the mouth of Humpy Creek during the months of July and August, when salmon are spawning.; Mallard Bay Trail; Grewingk Glacier Trail at Grewingk Tram.

Camping: Grewingk Creek area; Humpy Creek Trailhead and Campsite - Advisory: Black bears frequent the mouth of Humpy Creek during the months of July and August, when salmon are spawning.
Water Availability: Humpy Creek; Grewingk Creek (glacial); small ponds near Grewingk Creek.

Trail Description: This trail connects the Grewingk Creek and Humpy Creek areas with the Mallard Bay Trail; it also accesses the north end of the Emerald Lake Trail. From 0.2 mile Mallard Bay Trail junction, the forest has been devastated by spruce bark beetle and wind blowdown. The trail ascends switchbacks to Emerald Lake Trail junction (1.2 mile). Trail descends a ridge and forest (devastated), heading south (0.6 miles) over the tidewater flats of Kachemak Bay (area floods at extreme high tides), to the Humpy Creek Trailhead and Campsite. Trail then bridges Humpy Creek (known for pink "humpy" salmon), crosses a flat, mostly open outwash plain (next 1.6 miles), and passes small, blue pools of water. Trail then threads a narrow, rocky "flume" where Grewingk Creek once flowed, ending at Grewingk Creek/tram.