Tucked just 1 1/2 hours away from Anchorage, this hidden gem offers world class dining, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and so much more.

hope, alaska is one of alaska's smallest towns on the state highway.


The historic town of Hope, Alaska is a Mecca for bikers, hikers and photographers. Located centrally on the Kenai Peninsula between Anchorage and Seward as well as Anchorage and Kenai/Soldotna, this historic mining town will transport you from the busy world you know to a retreat that is so nearly off-grid, you'll believe you are visiting a land in your dreams.

When in Hope, stop by our historical mining museum and learn about the rich history of this community. Visit www.HopeAndSunriseHistoricalSociety.org for a wealth of information.

our hiking trails

Hope is a mecca for fat biking and back country skiers. And our trails are second-to-none in the state of Alaska. From short one-hour jaunts to multi-day explorations, Hope boasts renowned trails such as Palmer Creek, Resurrection Pass, Gull Rock, and Hope Point. When you visit, be sure to pack bear spray and a camera.





There are a couple of things you simply cannot forget when hitting the trails in Hope:

1) Your camera,

2) Your adventurous spirit, and

3) Your bear spray.

BE BEAR (& moose) AWARE

Hope is home not only to some of the finest people in Alaska, but some of our residents mosey around on four legs. Here is some helpful information that will keep you safe while enjoying some of the greatest displays of wildlife in the world.

Do you know what to do if you site a bear? Know your bear facts, and download the Alaska Bear Facts brochure by CLICKING HERE.

You can also learn more by visiting www.AlaskaBears.alaska.gov

And CLICK HERE to download a great resource to educate your kids on bear awareness and safety.


Hope sits tucked in the Upper Kenai Peninsula, an area world-renowned for its epic fishing. Check out the fishing report by visiting http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=fishingSportFishingInforuntiming.main to see when the best fishing in the area is.


The Turnagain Arm has a local newspaper dedicated to the goings-on of the communities from South Anchorage, Indian, Girdwood, Portage, Hope, Cooper Landing and Moose Pass. Check out The Glacier City Gazette to learn more. glaciercitygazette.net