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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Moose Valley Trail (6.7 mi/ 10.7 km)

Rating: Moderate to Difficult (long grades)
Hiking Time: 3 - 4 hours
Elevation Gain: 1200 feet

Trailhead Access: North end - Mile 1.0 China Poot Lake Trail near Two Loon Lake; South end - Mile 0.8 Poot Peak Trail South Route.

Camping: Good camping on creek gravel bars above the bridge near mile 1.2, developed site at mile 1.6, subalpine meadows near Poot Peak.
Water Availability: Two Loon Lake, Moose Valley Creek, small streams, Garden Lakes.

Trail Description: Beginning at China Poot Lake Trail junction (mile 1.0), this trail passes along the shore of Two Loon Lake, ascends through forested ridges and valleys, and then opens into Moose Valley's cottonwood meadows - alive with wildflowers and cow parsnip in mid-summer. Be attentive - tall grasses can obscure trail markers. Look for high waterfalls beyond the log footbridge over Moose Valley Creek and the gravel bar campsite (mile 1.6). Watch for goats on mountain ridges. Trail turns south, then switchbacks up the back of Poot Peak and passes the subalpine "Garden" lakes. (Trail here may be obscurred by snow in early summer.) Trail ends at intersection with Poot Peak Trail.

Moose Valley Trail fact sheet and map