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Resurrection Pass Trail is a 36.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cooper Landing, Alaska that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 36.2 mi Elevation gain 4,767 ft Route type Point to Point

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Getting There

Alaska Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801 , Juneau, AK, 99811-0801, Phone: 907-465-2010

: Turn south onto Resurrection Creek Rd. at mile 15 of Hope Highway. The trailhead parking is 4 miles in on this road. Take note that the road is only partially maintained during the winter season making the last mile to the trailhead occasionally impassable.

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Clayton Reyes
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Declan Dammeyer
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Hiking

6/26/2020: Ran the entire thing in 9 hours. Smooth trail. Beautiful campsites and cabins, and amazing views coming into Swan and Juneau lakes. A few trees down across the trail on the Hope side and a little muddy on the Cooper landing side but nothing impassable. Tree fall warning still in place in the burnouts along Swan Lake. Saw multiple piles of bear scat and one black bear, very active bear area. Mace or a firearm is a must have for this hike. One for the books!

Jesse Jack
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Backpacking

Backpacked Res Pass from Hope to Cooper Landing with my teen daughter a couple weekends ago. We saw a black bear about 1.5 miles in, but otherwise few signs of bears. Plenty of marmots up above the tree line. We underestimated the way up and probably should have planned about 8 miles a day with ~30 lb packs -- the back side was far easier. The campsites are all nice and were mostly empty, but we did "leapfrog" with another group going the same way, plus met plenty of cyclists, runners, etc. along the way. It was nice to have solitude and space but not be too far from other humans. We got caught in a hailstorm toward the end of a hard day up above the treeline, where there were no campsites or trees to hang a bear bag from, so that was pretty brutal; however, the trip was amazing and would totally do it again.

Natalia Bubien
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Trail in good shape overall. Biked from Hope to Cooper Landing. Free of snow in all sections. Muddy due to recent rainfall in the burn area.

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Nick Kern
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Hiking

Just completed the hike from Hope to Cooper Landing. Little snow in the pass and lots of mud on the south side of Juneau Lake. Left on a Friday night and hiked 4 miles in to the first campsite. Then ~12 miles a day, stopping at the last camp site before the pass on day 2 and then Juneau Lake on day 3. Final day was ~9 miles to the Cooper Landing trailhead. The campsite at Juneau Lake is not really marked anymore due to the controlled burns but there are places to set up a tent around the lake.

Sarah N.
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We completed Resurrection Pass Trail Cooper Landing to Hope. We started at 7 PM on Friday, May 22 and we finished around 10:30 PM on Saturday, May 23. We camped on Friday night at a campsite just past Juneau Lake. We used maps.me for GPS, which mapped the total distance at about 36 miles. It was a beautiful hike and we really enjoyed it. There are 15-20 snow patches near the pass summit that involve some post-holing. None are very big, however, and the hike is definitely traversable without snowshoes/ crampons. Gaiters/ ankle boots would be recommended, but I anticipate that the rest of the snow will melt off soon.

Timo Musiol
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Martha C.
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Hiking

Excellent trial and very well marked... I hiked it in a day a few weeks ago... take bear spray and big dope!

Lisa Yates
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Hiking

This was my first trail to ever backpack and it didn’t disappoint. The trail is beautifully maintained and the sights are gorgeous. We did the approximate 40 miles in 3 1/2 days. We started at the north trailhead in Hope, AK and hikes to the southern trailhead in Cooper Landing, AK. An amazing time!

Cary Strahan
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This was on our bucket list of trails to do. My wife had done the section out of Cooper landind and camped in devil's pass last October and thought it was gorgeous. Unfortunately we were unimpressed with this side of the trail. Not that it wasn't a nice trail but you don't get out of timberline for 19 miles so we ended up with what I call trail trudge. The only campsite we liked was at mile 4 but it was right next to the trail. If available we would rent the cabin at mile 7 and base there for some fishing or exploring when hiking. We camped @ mile 9 which was in a meadow and had a beautiful view. There was a toilet and bear box but the bugs were atrocious. This would in our opinion is a nice trail for hiking with a group or mountain biking. All camps we passed had bear boxes and were situated by a water source. The trail was easy with no real major steep climbs We left around 10 and got to mile 9 around 3:30 with 80l packs probably 40#. we're planning a 2 niter but changed plans.

Nick Bell
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we went in May 11th came out May 14th. trail was good up until mile 18 where we hit snow. from mile 18 to 21.5 to devils pass cabin was deep rotten snow and we didn't have snow shoes. we lost the trail many times and had to crawl on hands a knees to get through some spots. we end up having to climb up in the south ridge above snow line and traverse the valley down to the cabin. after the cabin trail was wet and muddy but not bad. if you hike in May take some snow shoes. it took almost 5 hours to go 3 miles

Brandon Gardner
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Hiking

This was an amazing 4 day backpacking trip with amazing views.

Stan Adams
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Hiked this three times from 1998-2000. great trail system if you have the time. The outhouse at the pass is awesome as are the beaver lodges.

ETB Travel Photography
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Hiking

Wet and muddy. Some wildflowers and nice views. Juneau lake and waterfalls were pretty. Lots of berries to eat. I find the hikes in Colorado to be much prettier without all the bad weather. For pics and more info visit my blog https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/09/02/backpacking-resurrection-pass-in-chugach-national-forest/

MICHELLE R
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Hiking

My first hiking trip ever. We did the 7 mile hike to Caribou Creek cabin. Trail was nice, a little muddy in spots but nothing that wasn’t impassable. Cabin was amazing!!!

Jeffrey Shapiro
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Backpacking

Did this 38 mile trail in 2 1/2 days. Well marked with plenty of water resources, campsites and bear boxes. Beautiful views and easy elevation gain/drops.

Don Liang
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Mountain biking

Very well maintained trail. The views are pretty nice.

Kristin Strawn
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Backpacking

I have now done this hike 4 summers in a row. I love it. It is great for kids and my 70 year old mother just finished it. The cabins along the way are great. The views are spectacular.

Gary Harris
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Hiking

IWe were just talking to the falls really and back. Got on trail late in the day. First Mile or so was pleasant but a bit of Muck in places. Next came halfway decent trail but muck and snow - you know the bit of snow that’s left over real packed down right on the trail. As we get near the falls and started getting colder and more snow and I post-holed once or twice. It was a nice shakedown hike for the beginning of the season.

Stephanie Horsfield
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Hiking

forest service cabins make this a great trip in not so perfect weather. great spots for tent camping. the middle part from devils creek to east creek is my favorite

Megan Mercer
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Hiking

Loved this trail so much. We were able to rent a few cabins along the way and tented it the rest of the time. I was able to do this hike on a broken leg over 4 days (it was broken before the hike) without issues. Highly suggest it. Great views.

Sean Nelson
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Camping

A long, but easy multi-day trip. The trail is well maintained. I stayed with a group of 5-9 people in various cabins along the way from the Hope trailhead to Cooper's Landing. That is definitely the better direction to go, as the terrain and camping/cabin locations become more interesting. All of the Cabins were in excellent repair, but Devil's Pass cabin and Juneau Lake cabin are in stunning locations. We spread the hike over 6 days, averaging about 7-8 miles per day (It can be done at a moderate pace in 3 days).

Noah Mercer
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Camping

Cabins were great, views were spectacular.

Matthew Vest
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Hiking

Did this over Memorial Day weekend with a couple of friends. We started in Hope and went to Cooper Landing. The trail is very well marked for an Alaskan trail. We camped at East Creek and Falls creek campsites. Both are nice with bear boxes and are right beside the creek for water.

Audrey Grant
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Hiking

Four ladies, we did this trail together in 2002, July. One of my all time favorites! INCREDIBLE views and a full range of terrain types.

Kaye Robinson
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Hiking

Fabulous hike from Hope & Cooper Landing! 40 miles of gorgeous scenery with beautiful cabins available for rent all along the trail. Checked this one off my Alaska bucket list!! Take one vehicle & wildmans.org will shuttle it to the trailhead for you for $110.

Nivaun Rahne
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Hiking

This is one of my most hiked trails. It's a beautiful hike to Hope. Took my son on this hike when he was 6mo old. See a lot of bear on this trail especially when making the connection to Russian Lakes Trail.

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