Resurrection Pass Trail South

Area Status: Open

Southern segment of a 39 mile multi-use trail between the Cooper Landing and Hope areas. Trail climbs gradually the first 3 miles through spruce/ birch forest above the Kenai River. It then levels off as it enters the wide Juneau Creek valley passing by lakes, muskegs and groves of aspens. After 13 miles it climbs above the trees into an alpine valley. Snow can remain at higher elevations until mid-June.

Resurrection Pass South Trailhead is not recommended for winter snowmachine travel. Use alternate routes.  map of alternate routes

Trout Lake Cabin/Juneau Lake Cabin/Romig Cabin

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Hikers on Bean Creek Trail and Resurrection Pass Trail should be aware of equipment and crews near the trail system through June 6th.
Restrictions: Resurrection Pass Trail is closed to motorized vehicles from May 1- November 30. Resurrection Pass Trail is closed to pack/saddle stock from April 1- June 30. Open to motorized use on this trail for the Winter 2021-2022 season.
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General Information


At mile 53.2 Sterling Highway turn north into trailhead parking area.

Recommended winter access is via West Juneau Road just west of this trailhead. Park at highway pullout then follow this unplowed road 2.4 miles. Turn left following orange diamond markers fro 1.6 miles to Resurrection Pass Trail.

Alternate winter access via Bean Creek Trail. At mile 47.7 Sterling Highway turn onto Bean Creek Road and follow 1 mile to Slaughter Ridge Road. Turn right and follow for 0.5 mile to end of plowed road and park. Then follow unplowed road 1.3 miles to Bean Creek Trail. Follow 1.8 miles to Resurrection Pass Trail.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

39 mile ride to north trailhead. 27 miles to Devils's Creek Trailhead.

Trail can be muddy following spring/early summer melt off.

Dispersed Camping

Designated backcountry campsites at Juneau Falls (mile 4.3), Shaft Creek (mile 6.9), Falls Creek (mile 8.4), Juneau Lake (mile 9.1), mile 10.3, Swan Lake (mile 12.6), mile 13.6, and mile 15.6. Most sites have bear resistant food lockers and some sites have box toilets.

Day Hiking

4 miles to Juneau Falls.


39 mile through hike to north trailhead requires vehicle shuttle.

Horse Riding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

This trail is open to motorized use during the 2021-2022 Winter Season.

Alternate winter access routes are via West Juneau Road or Bean Creek Trail. winter access

Trail between Bean Creek junction and Swan Lake can be rough with moguls during seasons open to motorized vehicles.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


The first four miles of this trail are not recommended due to steep, narrow sidehills. Alternate routes are West Juneau Road just west of trailhead and Bean Creek Trail. This trail is open to motorized use every other year. Open to motorized use winter 2021-2022 season.


Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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