Best trails in Independence Mine State Historical Park, Alaska

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Explore the most popular trails in Independence Mine State Historical Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Independence Mine State Historical Park, Alaska
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Park hours
Monday
All day
Tuesday
All day
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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(907)745-3975
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Gold Cord Lake
Independence Mine State Historical Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 56 m
This trail is located by the Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass. The trail is easy and fairly straight until you hit the boulder field where you will find some switchbacks as you gain elevation. It is easy to follow and in good condition. There is an old cabin along the trail and a boulder field towards the top that is very easy to manage. At the top, there is a crystal clear tarn and lots of places to relax by the water. Wildlife consists of birds and marmots. Show more
#2 - Independence Mine Trail
Independence Mine State Historical Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 19 m
#3 - Lower Reed Lake Trail
Independence Mine State Historical Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
#4 - Mill Loop Trail
Independence Mine State Historical Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 29 m
Short trail above Independence Mine in Hatcher pass. Easy trail across the tundra with a few rocks. Minimal elevation gain. Wildlife consists of marmots. Nice views of the Talkeetna Mountains.Show more