Road was closed, but still a nice hike.

Love this hike. Took an hour to walk and explore the history of the mine.

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Gold cord is a really nice hike to start exploring hatcher pass. There are two different parking lots to access the trail. The closest one to the trail head is at the top near the old mining buildings. It has an $8 fee right now and closes at 6:00pm. If you don't want to pay or want to hike later you can park at the lower lots but will have to walk up the road about 15/20 minutes. Make sure to give yourself time to hike down before the parking lot closes, there are signs that they will impound all remaining cars and a slightly manic sounding park ranger with a mega phone to give reminders of closing time.

Not sure who is in charge of this app and naming this place, but there is No "fishook" Alaska. There is Willow fishhook Road and Palmer fishhook Road and Wasilla fishhook road, which are located in Palmer Alaska and Willow Alaska. There is no fishook Alaska. now that that's cleared up I'm going to go hike this Trail!

Beautiful lake, hike was fun.

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2 months ago

Super easy... quick incline and good views at top.

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2 months ago

Great Trail, Easy to get there. Once you get the mine area, just follow the road up and its on the right. Can't miss it. Lots of great views. Nothing difficult, The lake is amazing and nice and cool if you take a dip. If you want, take a tour of the mine or just roam around. Lots of buildings to check out. Enjoy

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3 months ago

Please be advised that the gate to upper visitor parking is not open to the public until July. We had to walk an extra two miles or so, round trip. The view of the lake is still worth the extra hike. I'd happily hike 12 miles for this view! The lake is still frozen, and much of the trail is covered with snow today. Lovely spot to hike! The Independence Gold Mine is located at the trailhead. We spent an hour roaming the old ruins.

3 months ago