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Cooper Landing

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Overview

If you want adventure in a wild place, then running on the Kenai Peninsula is exactly where you should go. Big mountains, beautiful vistas, and great trails await.

Food & Drink

Cooper Landing and Seward will have food, beverages and gas. There's not much in between.

Camping & Lodging

Cooper Landing and Seward provide lodging options.

Chugach National Forest has a host of campgrounds and cabins, accessible by car and bike. The cabin on the Upper Russian Lakes ride is especially scenic. Click here for detailed information.

Visiting Tips

In summer, it's best to run before the vegetation grows tall and makes the trails hard to navigate.

Other Activities

Fishing is a very popular activity on the Kenai Peninsula. In addition, backpacking, wildlife viewing and scenic driving are a few other things that can be done in the area.

Recommended Routes in Cooper Landing - 2

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Favorite Shot of the Upper Valley heading towards the lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Crescent Creek Trail

12.8 mi 20.6 km 1,138' Up 346.78 m Up 1,138' Down 346.75 m Down

Bear Creek, AK
Favorite View from the top onto Hidden Lake
Intermediate/Difficult

Skyline Trail

4.2 mi 6.8 km 2,684' Up 818.19 m Up 2,684' Down 818.08 m Down

Sterling, AK

Cooper Landing Running

  • 108 Miles 173 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cooper Landing - 7

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10.1 mi 16.2 km #1Devil's Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
1.9 mi 3.0 km #2Slaughters Ridge Trail #344
Difficult
Sterling, AK
Difficult
Sterling, AK
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Hideout Trail
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
16.1 mi 25.9 km #4Resurrection River Trail #319
Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
Difficult
Bear Creek, AK
38.5 mi 62.0 km #5Resurrection Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sterling, AK
Intermediate/Difficult
Sterling, AK
22.2 mi 35.7 km #6Russian Lakes Trail #318
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Bear Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Sterling, AK
Intermediate
Sterling, AK

Photos of Cooper Landing - 12

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View from top of Hideout Trail
Oct 4, 2018 near Sterling, AK
View along Hideout Trail
Oct 4, 2018 near Sterling, AK
View from the top onto Hidden Lake
Jun 19, 2015 near Sterling, AK
Just Past the Gnome forest looking up the trail to the top!
Jun 30, 2015 near Sterling, AK
A short break in the foliage.
Jun 19, 2015 near Sterling, AK
Just past the tree line, view of Hidden and Jean Lakes.
Jun 19, 2015 near Sterling, AK
Shot of the Upper Valley heading towards the lake
Jun 30, 2015 near Bear Creek, AK
Final ridge on skyline trail with a nice view towards Soldotna in the background
Nov 6, 2017 near Sterling, AK
Whipping through a half forest half jungle section, moving so fast couldn't even focus!
Jun 30, 2015 near Bear Creek, AK
First break in the foliage.
Jun 19, 2015 near Sterling, AK
Playing around on skyline trail
Nov 6, 2017 near Sterling, AK
The Skyline Trail is beautiful in its craggy austerity.
Jun 20, 2017 near Sterling, AK