Gull Rock - Trail, Hope, Alaska

Gull Rock - Trail, Hope, Alaska

DESCRIPTION

First part fast, Riding along ocean. Then you reach the HARD singletrack. Big rooted sections.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 03, 2016]
gabe
Cross Country Rider

This little trail is super duper fun to try to clean. You can get pretty techy on this little guy if you wish and its a great short pumper.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 27, 2014]
Jayem
Cross Country Rider

Good trail. No real elevation gain or loss, but some fun features and nice rolling trail surface. I can see how it could get overgrown, but it isn't that way now. There are occasional roots/rocks, but nothing too crazy that can't be ridden over by an experienced rider. After said feature the trail usually goes back to nice bench-cut in the pines, so you get quite a nice mix and not sustained hammering or anything.

Similar Products Used:

Resurrection Pass.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 30, 2004]
TAC
Cross Country Rider

In the late summer of 04 I went to ride this with a buddy & his Girlfriend. We decided to hike it instead, because of the warning on the sign. While I am new to riding, I want to let you know that this Trail is very overgrown depending on the time of year you go (we had to crouch while hiking in several places), not that it should stop you. There is also a great potential to come to a VERY nasty fall if it happens at the Wrong spot (which are everywhere). This would be a VERY technical ride with having to walk several places not to mention getting your bike over fallen trees. I would suggest only competent riders take this on, but be aware as there are many Hikers on the trail and it's narrow, so be careful. We did pass 2 bikers on the hike that day. As far as wild life....It's Alaska, excpet something. Truefully I'd be more worried about falling.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 16, 2004]
Gid
Weekend Warrior

Rode this on the evening of 5-11-04, and the trail was in great condition thanks to the wonderful weather we've had recently. Several trees came down over the winter. All but one was cleared, though with the progress being made its probably gone by now. I Walked most of the roots, then rallied the rhythm section to the point in time to catch a blast of sun and sea breeze. What a view! I wish the Turnagain Arm offered more then the occasional bore tide to surf. There are several sections of this trail that offer a quick, somewhat direct route down to the beach, several hundred feet below. Not shear cliff, but very steep slope angles which put the tree tops about head high. While traversing one of these sections I came across a very stout and noble Bald Eagle perched on a treetop, just arms reach off the trail. It took flight just as I came up along side, what a rush! This trail may not be a 5, but what it lacks in riding is made up for by the location and locals. (wildlife)

Customer Service

Hope road to the end, take the trailhead.

Similar Products Used:

Johnson, Devils and Resurrection Passes, Cresent and Lost lake. But not until July 1st I guess, giving us all of 3 months. WOW, thanks SRD!!!!!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 20, 2004]
alaskaniceman
Cross Country Rider

Forest service calls this a moderate to difficult trail. For once they got it right. It can be done folks. Just tons and tons of roots but very much worth the ride. almost died on avalance shoot last year. Went over the handle bars and fell left....there was nothing left but straight down. Went head first for twenty or so feet down slope before devil's club stopped me. Only a three because of the other spectacular rides in the area. Very scenic and beautiful. Walk the hard parts if you're new to this game and make sure you go with someone. BEWARE OF BEARS

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 06, 1999]
Craig Yarmak

Ride this trail, you wont be sorry!!!!

Customer Service

If you ride This trail, be prepared to have some fun. You can not do this trail without putting you foot down. At the end of the trail there is a great place to set down and injoy the view

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 14, 1999]
Kirk H.

Don't kid yourself, folks. I've ridden some pretty tough trails around Alaska and this one is unrideable. It is fine for hiking and it starts out great, but it quickly becomes wrought with giant roots which NO ONE can ride over without dismounting. These roots almost pitched me over the edge of the steep embankment several times until I just said screw it and turned around. If you're going down to hope, ride the Resurrection Pass trail for crying out loud!

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 07, 2000]
MESOTONY

Great skill builder trail!! First Blood every year, 5 miles in and 5 back out ROCKS AND ROOTS. If you like technical you'll enjoy this trail. Ride from Coopers Landing on the Resurrection Trail spend the night here and ride Gull Rock the next day!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 02, 2001]
J & C

Fun and technical for the first half of the way out, then it gets rocky and rooted and brutal. We had to walk on and off for about a mile at this point. But, then you get a mile and a half or so at the end where it is alot of fun again. A lot of work for 10 total miles. Glad I did it once - ONCE.

Customer Service

Park at Porcupine and follow the trail. Easy.

Similar Products Used:

Resurrection

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 27, 2001]
Jason Lamoreaux

Don't listen to people who say it can't be ridden, it is a very rideable trail, but you may not get every section the first time. There are some great technical sections that you really have to be on your toes for, and some that will require you to step off. Not the best trail if you are looking for a lot of fast riding, althoug the return trip can really get the adrenalin going.

Customer Service

Start from the campground at the end of the road to Hope.

Similar Products Used:

Resurrection Pass

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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