Once-hidden Hope is an increasingly popular destination for visitors in vehicles and on bicycles. Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA) is working with Hope Inc., the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Chugach National Forest, and the Alaska Department of Transportation to develop a non-motorized trail along the Highway.
Planning is taking place now to establish what type of trail would meet user needs, who would maintain the trail, how to support visitor facilities, and how construction would be funded for an approximately 18-mile trail. A non-motorized, multiuse trail along the Hope Highway trail would provide safer travel alternatives, promote active transportation and recreation along Turnagain Arm, connect popular, long-distance National Forest trails, and support economic development.
We welcome your input!
What type of trail would you like to see?
What route recommendations do you have?
How can the trail be maintained?