Hiking The Resurrection Pass Trail

The 6th most popular hiking trail in Alaska.

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South of Anchorage and north of Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula, the Resurrection Pass Trail System runs 38 miles and connnects the towns of Hope & Cooper Landing. The main trail is easy to moderate and the side trails are moderate to strenuous. The trailhead is located 85 miles from Anchorage, just 4.5 miles south of Hope on Resurrection Creek Road, and provides access to the 72 miles system.

Open to hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobiling, the trail is a level path, gradual grade, some steep grade with switchbacks. Well maintained, may be muddy in places. Heavy snow in Resurrection Pass persists into late spring. Downed trees can impede travel in winter, spring and fall. Spectacular scenery. Spruce/aspen forests at lower elevations grading into the higher alpine tundra with wildflowers. Wildlife includes moose, black and brown bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep, mountain goats, ptarmigan, and grouse. Travel by snowmobile is difficult due to narrow trail entering and exiting all drainages on the trail between Caribou and East Creek. Trail is difficult to follow from East Creek to Resurrection Pass during/after heavy snowfall. Be prepared for rapid weather changes. Use caution with bear and moose.

Overall, Resurrection Pass Trail is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 54 hikes in Alaska. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Resurrection Pass Trail including Devils Pass, Russian Lakes Trail, Primrose/Lost Lake Trail, Winner Creek Trail, Cresent Lake Hiking Trail and Johnson Pass Trail.

Hiking The Resurrection Pass Trail - Alaska Hiking Trails

Resurrection Pass Trail System (AK/US)

Hiking The Resurrection Pass Trail - Alaska Hiking Trails

Resurrection Pass Trail System (AK/US)

Resurrection Pass Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (907) 224-3374 or 271-2500; Alaska Tourism (907) 465-2010; The Maps Place, Anchorage (907) 563-6277.

Recommended Book:  "Alaska Hiking Adventures" from Dean Littlepage

Best Season:  Jul - Aug

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Public Cabins on Trail; Bear Creek Cabins, Hope (800) 360-8498; Eureka Summit Lodge (907) 822-3808; Dale Clemens Cabin (907) 224-3374

Luxury Loding:  Trail Lake Lodge (800) 208-0200; Orca Cannery, Cordova (907) 424-3324

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/chugach/

Article Source:   Hiking The Resurrection Pass Trail https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HIKE&id=6818

GPS:  60.8399, -149.635

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  8/10/2016

ID:  6818

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