From Hope: The trail winds its way up and down for a total of just over 19 miles through wooded single track. I believe total elevation gain is about 2,300ft. Several switch backs and steep, technical sections keep it interesting. The 2nd half is mostly downhill. There are many rocks, roots and muddy sections that need to be negotiated.
How to get there:
From Anchorage: Drive South on the Seward Highway to the Hope Hwy. About 70 miles. Take the Hope Hwy. 16 miles to Palmer Creek Road. Go several miles to the big "Y." Take the right side - Resurrection Creek Rd. for about 2 miles. The trailhead is on the right.
There are many campsites near the Hope Trailhead - even for RV's. About 8 Public use cabins dot