Resurrection Pass Trail South

Area Status: Open
This area is 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.

Trout Lake Cabin/Juneau Lake Cabin/Romig Cabin

Open for motorized use Winter 2017-2018 season.

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At a Glance

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. No motorized use on this trail for the Winter 2016-2017 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.

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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

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


First 4 miles of trail 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 2017-2018 season.


Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
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