Hope offers many tranquil and breathtaking natural surroundings. It is important to be aware that this area is remote and common sense Alaska outdoor safety precautions should always be taken.
Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
Keep children close to you and within your sight at all times, even in town.
Make noise. Talk, sing, or clap your hands to let bears know of your presence.
Be alert. Watch for bear or other signs of wildlife.
Stay on trails.
Avoid odorous items. Leave foods and beverages with strong odors, scented deodorants and lotions, and other scented items at home.
Pack it in, pack it out. Practice "Leave No Trace" ethics when enjoying the outdoors.
Drive the speed limit. Remember, even though it feels like you are in an ultra remote environment, for about 150 of us, this is home and driving over posted speed limits is unsafe and inconsiderate.
Local Hiking Trails
Gull Rock Trail
Starts at the end of the Porcupine Campground by the parking area. Moderate to difficult for bikes, fairly easy 5 mile one way hike and ski, with an elevation gain and loss of 700 feet. Scenic views along Turnagain Arm, crosses rock slides, avalanche gully, old cathedral-like forest, and a sawmill ruins circa 1920.
Hope Point Trail
Starts at the entrance to Porcupine Campground on the left side of the road. Climbs 2.5 miles up a relatively treeless ridge (Mt. Baldy) to the top of 3900' Mt. Hope. The trail is not maintained and is steep and rocky in places. Mountain goats, bears, and moose can be seen at various times. Spectacular views of Turnagain Arm and Hope Valley. Hiking only, moderate to difficult.
Resurrection Creek Trail
Trailhead is located 5 miles up the Resurrection Road. This cross-country trail extends 38.6 miles through forested and alpine terrain and ends at the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing. Elevation gain and loss of about 2000'. Moderate biking conditions, easy to moderate hiking and skiing. Forest Service cabins available for rent.
This unmarked trail begins at the end of Palmer Creek Road. Fairly steep alpine terrain zigzags up the mountain adjacent to a waterfall on your left. Glacier fed lakes at the top. Hiking only.
Wagon Trail Road
Starts across the paved road from the Discovery Cafe and runs about 1 mile, connecting to Resurrection Road. Biking, hiking, and skiing friendly.
Outdoor Guides and Services
Adventure Alaska Tours
(800) 365-7057 (907) 782-3730 fax: (907) 782-3725
Adventure Alaska has been offering unique small group tours from sightseeing to wilderness trips for 20 years. Statewide itineraries from 6 - 16 days offer styles from cozy small lodges to camping, and feature our own facilities in Hope, Eagle, and McCarthy. If you are looking to experience the authentic North, let us know and we'll send a brochure. See you in Alaska!
Angle 45 Adventures
(907) 782 3175 (cell) 907-575-4545
We offer world class guided drift boat and hike-in fishing trips for Trophy Rainbow Trout, and all species of salmon on the Kenai Peninsula. All fishing gear provided: fly, bait casting, and spinning rods are all top quality. We also provide a selection of waders. Come stay in one of our deluxe cabins nestled in the heart of the beautiful Chugach Mountains. Canyon Cabin sleeps up to six and Nissman Cabin sleeps up to eight. Both have a kitchen, private bath, and deck.
Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge and Dinner House
Bowman's Bearcreek Lodge features fine dining included with your cabin rental. We'd love to help you plan your Alaskan vacation. We proudly offer packages featuring lodging, fine dining, and exciting outdoor experiences easily accessible from Hope. Our excursions include: world class guided fishing, Kenai River scenic rafting, Kenai Fjords marine wildlife cruises, Alaska Railroad, ocean kayaking, white water rafting, and gold panning. Please see our website for all-inclusive package choices.
Chugach Outdoor Center
(907) 782-3456 (office) (907) 277-7238 (reservations)
Alaska whitewater river rafting adventures are world famous. Join us for an exciting whitewater adventure on the scenic and challenging Sixmile Creek located near Hope, Alaska. Amid the Chugach Mountains, Sixmile Creek has cut its way through three separate canyons offering Class IV and Class V whitewater. Our office is located at Mile 7.5 of the Hope Road. Whitewater drysuits for all guests.
Glacier Jetski Adventures
830-4001 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trips start 9am from Whittier
Gold Rush Peck
(907) 947-2108 PO Box 155, Hope, AK 99605
Local Sourdough Gold Panner Goldrush Peck helps you pick your bucket size for your gold! Hope Museum. Tue-Sun Noon-5pm or by appointment. Come see old Alaska in this turn of the century gold rush town. As seen on The Travel Channel's "Cash and Treasures."
HHH of Hope (Mining Supplies)
Local gold, jewelry, crafts, gifts, prospecting equipment, camping, trail and fishing supplies. Corner of Discovery & Nearhouse. Ring intercom.
Hope Fishing Charters
(907) 782-3268 or 907-244-1604
Get away from the crowds, and see the real Alaska with us! Guided freshwater fishing for salmon and trout, using fly rods and/or spincast gear. Fish on the boat access-only 20 Mile River amid towering mountains topped with glaciers or the scenic Six Mile Creek close to Hope. Transportation subject to availability. Boat sightseeing and van tours. May 1 - October 31. Half and full day trips, reasonable rates. Guest cabin available.
Rent a bike and tour Hope. Two hour, half-day, or full day rentals. Helmet and lock included. Great rates! Located on 2nd Street between A and B streets.
NOVA runs a variety of rivers and adventures, but locally offers Sixmile Creek, Alaska's premiere whitewater trip. This creek has three canyon segments, the first two of which are a challenging Class IV and a good warmup for the third and most challenging Class V. We offer two trips: the first two canyons or all three. Included is all necessary personal gear, including neoprene dry suits.
Turnagain Kayak, LLC
Levi and Jess Hogan, Owners
Kayaks. Gear. Instruction. Trips. Looking to grow your skills? We work with ACA and BCU coaches to provide a comprehensive method for developing and refining your paddling skills. Whether you are getting in a kayak or canoe for the first time or would like to enhance your skills we can help you achieve your goals. Custom day trips and multi-day trips available.