Hope Point Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,510' 1,070 m
Descent: -35' -11 m
High: 3,647' 1,111 m
Low: 172' 52 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 58% (30°)
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“A great switchback trail into the alpine and up to Hope Point.”— Abe H
The trailhead is well marked off of Hope Highway about 1.4 miles past the Old Hope Road turnoff into town and features a new vault toilet, which I assume was installed in 2016. While there are multiple ways to access the Gull Rock Trail, the trailhead for Hope Point also provides access to the Gull Rock Trail.
The trail starts in a wooded hillside, as is typical of most Turnagain Arm trails. Switchbacks gradually bring you up through the treeline and up into the alpine. After about 1.5 miles and 1200' of gain, the trees become more sparse and you get great views of Porcupine Creek valley and Resurrection Creek valley. After about 2.5 miles and 1800' of gain, you can catch a few glimpses of Turnagain Arm and the mountains and glaciers deep in the Arm. The trail begins to climb more aggressively above treeline, but there is really only a couple of stretches around the 3.5-mile mark where the trail is difficult. The summit is marked with a survey marker, and I've read that there is a summit register, but I neither looked for or saw one present.
I have rated this trail as intermediate for its steep grade above treeline, length, and total gain.
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