Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park
A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing, preserving and protecting the resources of
Kachemak Bay State Park.
95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2
Homer, AK 99603

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Mallard Bay Trail (1 mi/ 1.6 km)

Rating: Easy to Moderate (short, steep climbs)
Hiking Time: 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.

Trailhead Access: Marine Access - Mallard Bay (high-tide access only, stay right when approaching trailhead, bay goes dry at low tide).

Camping: Tent platform and outhouse at trailhead. Undeveloped camping on small beach north of trailhead (extreme high-tides flood the trailhead beach).
Water Availability: Seasonal water at trailhead; glacial water in Portlock River

Trail Description: This trail crosses a ridge to Portlock Glacier Valley and ends. It offers an open approach to Portlock Glacier and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It also accesses Humpy Creek Trail, ten minutes from Mallard Bay.