Probably the second most traveled trail in the park, this trail offers a great day hike for those spending time in the lagoon. You can start hiking the trail from the ranger station or the trailhead in Halibut Cove Lagoon. The trail traverses up numerous switchbacks to a place called First Lake. On a hot summer day, a soak in this lake can't be beat. The lakeshore is littered with pond lilies, a very cool aquatic plant. Fish at the mouth of the stream, camp at the lake or stay at the public use cabin once you have arrived at the lake, either way you are staying at one of the most beautiful places in the park. The ambitious can continue on to climb China Poot Peak, one of the most sought after summits in Kachemak Bay State Park.The hike starts uphill pretty quickly and after about 15 minutes it will take you to the first of many fishing spots. From the trail, you can see China Poot Peak on a clear day. It is also called Chocolate Drop Mountain. It's a good hike to take a Canoe on, so that when you arrive at the lakes, you can get out away from the bugs and the trees and fish.
Distance: 2.8 miles