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Hatcher Pass

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Address: AK
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+1 907-745-3975

Several hiking trails are located in this area.

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My family and I love to hike around Hatchers Pass. They have the old mine you can check out or just hike around the mountains. Their are many popular trails, just find a spot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I love to hike around Hatchers Pass. They have the old mine you can check out or just hike around the mountains. Their are many popular trails, just find a spot where theirs parking and you'll find a trail. Make sure to dress warm and bring something to eat because you can take a quick hike somewhere... More 

1 Thank MrsRenner
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great escape right outside of Palmer. There are tons of winter activities as well as summer. The view is absolutely breathtaking. It's a great place for a relaxing drive or wild adventures. There are several hiking trails, a pioneer mining town (only in the summer), skiing, and just about anything else you could think of.

Thank Melody G
Schiller Park, Illinois
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We hiked the Hatcher Pass/ Reed Lakes Trail, and let me say, for someone who is not used to hiking this was moderate to difficult hike at times. The first two miles are well paved and easy hike. Later the trail move into a more rugged trail. There is several boulder fields and that's why this hike becomes more tricky.... More 

1 Thank annak9970
Aurora, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had an afternoon to kill so on the recommendation of locals I drove up to Hatcher Pass, it did not disappoint. Beautiful, rugged mountains with views of the valley below, lots of snow activities available to do up at the top in the winter.

Thank deroonb
Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

When I was in Alaska in September, my cousin and I drove up to Hatcher Pass on Sept. 3, 2016. The 35 mile drive from the Parks Highway up to Hatcher Pass took about an hour and was bumpy with the road varying between paved to gravel to dirt with potholes. But the amazing views along the way was worth... More 

1 Thank jcamilleh
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Be safe from the snow and bring a truck or don't drive up the road all the way. They usually block it off but this time they didn't and I got stuck in a rental Yaris. Once the road turns to gravel two way traffic is difficult. Fortunately I was saved my 3 amazing men. There is no cell service... More 

1 Thank Sofo32
Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We only had one day in Anchorage before heading to our cruise ship in Seward. Our waitress recommended Hatcher Pass and we are so glad we went! It was about an hour and a half drive up through Wasilla and through the mountains. From the top there were a few different hiking trails you could take to see even more... More 

1 Thank sarahhbnelson
Miami, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Worthy the ride. excellent views all the way from Palmer, the river is beautiful an the views from the Pass are never to be forgotten. The unpaved road was in great conditions.

Thank jdiaz51
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74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Hatcher pass has become one of my favorite places to go. It has so many beautiful trails of varying lengths and difficulties. A quick hike to Gold Cord Lake is easy exercise but the views make you feel like you are worlds away from the parking lot below. I also recommend the drive through the pass to willow. It's spectacular.... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Independence Mine. We saw it more as a photo op as we didn't have a chance to hike around. On a clear day the views would be spectacular.


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