Distance: 1 miles
The Mallard Bay Trail is an easy to moderate hike of one mile, with an elevation gain of 250ft that should take about 30 minutes. It's accessed by boat at high tide only because the bay goes dry at low tide. Camping is available with a tent platform and outhouse at the trailhead, but be advised that extreme high tides flood the trailhead beach. 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.