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This hike was amazing. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. 100% would recommend

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome hike but should be rated hard, not moderate. Lots of bouldering on wet rocks so be careful not to slip. Beautiful pools of water along the way and lush green grass. We made it to the first lake and had lunch then headed back down. Definitely check this one out!

This trail was my favorite during my trip to Alaska. We backpacked in to the lower lake and set up camp for the night. Once we set up, we hiked another 20/30 minutes to see the upper lake. It was a relatively easy hike even with all our camping gear. I went with someone who had recently done the trail. If not, I may have found the boulder field a bit difficult to navigate. Lots of people with dogs that made it a day hike. I would absolutely recommend this hike for anyone that has the time.

Awesome hike to the bomber crash

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful trail! My first real hike in a little long time (nope not saying how long). My avid hiker girlfriend and I settled for a total of 6.2 miles. I know she was wanting to do more, but I was thinking I still need to hike back so we turned around. Sure felt good to sit in our truck! No so much getting out of it. Lol. First of many beautiful hikes in Alaska for us!! Well groomed trail!

Almost die. do not do this hike.

backpacking
16 days ago

This hike is SO beautiful. It quickly moved up
to the #1 spot for our favorite hike. It has varied terrain/ spectacular views/ waterfalls and then the 2 gorgeous teal lakes at the finish. We also made the trek up to the B-29 Bomber crash site from our campsite at the upper lake. This trek is FAR from mellow! I would rate it hard! BUT it is worth it.

My mom and I cross country ski on the trail every winter. It’s very easy and long which makes for a good workout. The parking is nice and spacious.

I LOVE this trail. The parking is a little tricky and the road leading to it is rough. I definitely recommend taking a truck or something higher off the ground. You begin the train by hiking back into the valley, following a river that eventually leads to a beaver lodge. The trail then heads up a relatively steep incline where you’re met with boulders. The boulders are a little difficult to navigate when wet, but they shake things up and that’s what I like! The lake itself is amazing and very cold! There were beavers there last time I was there which was about a year ago. I definitely recommend this hike to anyone who is willing to go for a lengthy hike in Hatcher Pass.

hiking
21 days ago

Great family hike. Lakes along the way. We didn’t make it all the way, but did 6 miles and the kids loved it. Steady traffic. We didn’t see any wildlife, but I would always recommend being prepared for it. Beautiful views. Minimal mosquitoes. Trail was mostly dry.Some mud spots and some spots where you had to cross small portions of water flowing over, still easy for kids with no adult assistance.

hiking
23 days ago

Gorgeous! The boulder field was a little more difficult to navigate than I had imagined, but the rest of the trail was terrific.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful! Pretty easy hike and the bouldering makes it interesting. Went up early July and it started hailing once we got up to the waterfall which just made it more fun.

Enjoyed the hike but turned around about mile 4.5. The trail was very muddy and mucky. The other hiker did not have waterproof boots on.

Regardless, the scenery was lovely and the weather was perfect.

Knocked this out with a group of 6 and 2 doggos yesterday, weather conditions were a bit iffy (light rain most of the day before and during) which made the transition from trail to boulder crossings/bouldering a bit sketchier for some of the group. Stopped at lower reed lake for some lunch and a great view then took off. One of our party ended up falling and spraining (or small break not sure yet) an ankle with a pre existing injury. Ended up doing a lot of buddy and team carry variants for about 4 miles to the trailhead. Shitty situation but good lessons learned for individuals and group ie; route selection during transitions, kit considerations for medical etc.

All that aside, can’t complain will def return to hit upper

I only made it to the lower lake but it was so gorgeous the whole way. The scrambling had me thinking about turning around. I can’t fathom why people put their dogs through that, many pups were crying and being carried across, hopefully more from fear...please don’t take dogs, those boulders are terrifying. I am glad I persevered though, the lake was gorgeous, mostly covered in ice but such s brilliant blue/green where it was clear. Just amazing views and colors, really should be rated as hard imo.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes! It's moderate, a great length, and absolutely beautiful!

Having said this, I just went up there yesterday and the two-mile road in is still closed (adding 4 miles to your hike) and the majority of the trail is still completely snow covered and/or filled with standing water and deep mud. I wish I had my xtra tuffs! Also, I will wait a few more weeks before going back! :)

6-8-2018 attempted to get back to the hut. muddy, snowy and wet after mile 3. made it to mile 6 when I decided to turn around due to an abundance of snow and flowing streams under the snow. will reattempt when it dries out a bit!

hiking
2 months ago

Went with 5 kids ages 2-18. Teens loved it, little kids rode most of the way. Only made it in about 2 miles before it was too muddy to go on. Dog enjoyed it but it was a bit too much for his 5 month old legs. Would love to do it again when there’s less mud.

This is simply one of my favorite hikes! It is quick and has tremendous views. Due to the fact that you have a steep and slippery incline with scree right off the bat, and then another one closer to the top, I would rate this as moderate rather than easy. There is also a sketchy cliffy area up at the top, but it can be easily avoided if you don't want to venture near it.

on Gold Mint Trail

2 months ago

one of my favorites! If I ever want to go on a hike and I'm not sure what I want to do, this is where I go. I don't think I've ever hiked more than 10 miles around trip, so I've never made it to the end, but some day I will!

hiking
3 months ago

I used to go snowshoeing on this trail all the time, back when the Mother Lode was nearby. The summer is also gorgeous but can be muddy with mosquitoes

hiking
3 months ago

We went about 2 miles out and came back. The pup isn’t ready for an all day hike yet but it was peaceful. Bring sunscreen, with snow on the ground there wasn’t much shade. Would love to go back when all the snow melts.

hiking
10 months ago

Super great hike!!! Absolutely amazing scenery around the lakes. Trail was a bit muddy and slippery in spots, but nothing real awful.

11 months ago

This hike was full of diversity. The trail starts out as a well kept and maintained path then switches to a few switch backs as you go up and make your way to a boulder field. Boulder hoping was a bit tricky for me only because I was wearing my son other wise I imagine it would not have been bad at all as my husband hoped easily across. After making it across the first section a nice lady told us to continue to stay right on the way back. it was good advice! The lakes are beautiful!! The hike hike is relatively easy. The boulder jumping and length would be what makes it a moderate/hard hike.

Super fun trail for my dogs and I

11 months ago

This is a great place to do a first overnight hike if you've never done one. The views are beautiful. There is some boulder hoping you have to do but my 30 pound dog did pretty good, had to only pick her up a few times on the steep rocks. On the way out we found a route to avoid all the boulders and it was still beautiful but cut our time down significantly. It is rather heavily trafficked path.

hiking
11 months ago

I have one reactive dog and one super friendly dog. We have been looking for more challenging, less populated trails to explore and I. loved. this. trail. I agree with the person that described it as the Lord of the Rings lands- it's absolutely gorgeous. Everything you want in a trail. Until... the boulders. One person commented on a crossing with rocks.... well- I thought we had crossed it- water flowing with calmer creek and stepping stones across. My two 90# dogs did that with no problem. Then (what I'm guessing was) about 2.5-3 miles into the climb.... the boulders (which is what I call them) However, my dogs saw them as "HUGE, GORGEOUS boulders, but with deep holes between them that hungered for dog meat. No water ran underneath- just holes into a deep unknown space". Needless to say, I had to turn around and sadly (not reallly sadly because the entire experience was INCREDIBLE) head back because my huge puppies basically formed a silent boycott to crossing. I will lay eyes on you, Reed Lakes... just puppy-less. This place is a "must hike" imho for the "moderate" trail seekers.

hiking
11 months ago

Great day for a great hike. I took my two dogs but I don't think I'll do it again. they had a hard time with the boulders that are over the creek. It was beautiful and well worth it.

hiking
11 months ago

Absolutely spectacular hike, with something for everyone. Less experienced/conditioned hikers can go the first several miles which are mostly flat and be treated to some spectacular views of the mountains, as well as get up close with the beaver dams. Those looking for more of a challenge can continue with the rest of the trail, heading upward via switchbacks and boulder-hopping. You'll alternate between flat areas and ascents, which makes the entire hike feel really well balanced. The two lakes are gorgeous and surrounded on all side by glacier-carved mountains, giving the entire thing a very Lord of the Rings vibe.

Went on a Monday morning and only saw a few others on the trail all day. Not too buggy at this time of year. Highly recommended for almost anyone.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

I gave it 4 stars, because there were no orcs, elves, dwarves, Rangers, Gandalf and Gollum weren't there, and Smaug. Other than that, I love this place!

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