Gull Rock

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Gull Rock is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hope, Alaska that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2539 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

over grown

hiking
6 months ago

My family and I hiked this trail last year with friends of ours. There was lots of vegetation and easy to get that "get lost in the woods" feel. We enjoyed Geocaching along the way and the view along the trail.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Nice hike, 5.7 mi one-way from the trailhead. Mixed terrain. Beautiful views of Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Easy hike for some. Moderate hike for others.

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

One more correction.....the correct map for this trail is with the Bull Rock listing?!

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Nice hike, but my prior review needs correction.....the hike from new trailhead parking (before campground) is 11.7 miles round trip, and takes about 5 hours.

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

The trailhead parking for this hike has been moved outside the campground which has added distance, elevation, and time to the hike. Gull Rock hike is now 13.5 miles and takes about five and a half hours (round trip).

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Wife, daughter and I walked two miles in and two out and enjoyed these trails. We walked and got to see a couple different environments of grass and berries to wooded area. It is a nice and easy trail and easily visible to follow and stay on.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Felt longer than 5 miles each way. Nice hike along the coast. Not big elevation changes but great views and a good trail. Sometimes overgrown. Great camping spots at the end.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Nice flat hike. Not to challenging, but that last mile back to the campground seemed a lot longer than it did headed out.

hiking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Very nice trail, not very steep except for some sections where it crosses steams. Very windy at the end.

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Good. Long.

hiking
Saturday, May 23, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 23, 2013

Hiked out to Gull Rock for an overnight backpacking trip with some friends. the trail was well maintained with little elevation gain. we found multiple spots to camp once out on the point, with a good water source about 1/4 mile before the point. The views were spectacular and offered 270 degree viewing of the inlet. We were told that bears frequent the trail so we made sure to bring along our AK bear spray (12 ga w/slugs). Nice short hike to complete in a day or for overnight trips, would recommend as a warm-up or first time backpacking trail as it requires minimal conditioning and you are relatively close to the Hope campground.

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013

Attempted to mountain bike this trail as a novice. Impossible due to roots, rocks & mud. Walked the bike along the uphill trail until I gave up & walked it back down. Beautiful, rigorous trail is perfect for hiking, but only recommend biking it if you're a skilled rider.

mountain biking
Monday, June 03, 2013

An extremely technical ride. I would say trail is 90% ridable for an advanced rider and more like 70% for intermediate. Most difficult sections and large root fields on an uphill. Most of the trail fallows the bluffs with a steep drop off on one side. Roots and boulder fields are usually slick do to the amount of rainfall in the area. Beautiful Ride!!

hiking
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Gull rock a nice hike and great place to spend the night with views of Anchorage city lights.