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Reed Lakes Hike in Hatcher Pass

We did the Reed Lakes Hike in Hatcher Pass. I would rate it as a strong moderate. The first... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Warrenville, IL
Amazing Views!!

This is an Anchorage must-do!! This pass is exquisite. It runs from the town of Palmer to Park's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James W
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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“beautiful drive”(15 reviews)
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Several hiking trails are located in this area.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the Reed Lakes Hike in Hatcher Pass. I would rate it as a strong moderate. The first portion of the trail is flat and easy - it then moves more upward and rugged. At maybe 2-2.5 miles in, the boulder scrambling starts. If...More

Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an Anchorage must-do!! This pass is exquisite. It runs from the town of Palmer to Park's Highway. If you are headed to Talkeetna/Denali from Anchorage, this is perfect for you to obtain some magnificent scenery along the way. Even if you are just...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the drive, even in the rain. The road is gravel/dirt with ruts and potholes, but easily drive able.

Thank pazduha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a amazing drive when we drove into hatchers pass, we saw the glaciers from glaciers view and the view all the mountain in panoramic view. We did a small hike the mine and gold cord lake. We touched some snow around there too!!!...More

1  Thank michaeldymant1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took an impromptu day trip to Hatcher Pass in a drizzly day. This was late August after a week of rain and the alpine tundra was spectacular. Blueberries, easy trails, abandoned mines and multiple waterfalls. Truly a beautiful place and the drive is relatively...More

Thank gsconnor2016
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful views at the top of Hatcher’s Pass. I expected the road to be WAYYYY worse than it actually was. We went in from the side that Independence Mine is on and it is a quick drive up to the summit. We also continued on...More

1  Thank sarahnwill
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Evidently this mountain pass is only open a couple of months a year starting July time frame. It is an extremely interesting drive - narrow roads with lots of switchbacks. The good news is there are several places to pull over and enjoy the view....More

Thank Theresa Z
Reviewed 29 July 2018

You've probably read websites and reviews claiming that the 22-mile gravel portion of Willow-Fishhook road is treacherous, dangerous, and scary. I was debating whether I should attempt to brave it. What if my rental car got stuck or damaged? What if my vehicle slipped off...More

4  Thank pokerpro05
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Very nice drive with lots of beautiful country, plenty of scenic pullouts or trails if thats your choice.

Thank travlin55
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The drive to Hatcher Pass is beautiful. Then once you have arrived you can hike several different trails depending on your level of difficulty. Breathtaking views on each. Plan on spending a full day here as there never seems to be enough time to enjoy!

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