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Gold Cord Lake Out-and-Back

Easy/Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great view run with old mine town views.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

78%

Runnable

3,973' 1,211 m

High

3,504' 1,068 m

Low

470' 143 m

Up

469' 143 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Overview

If you are visiting Independence Mine State Historic park do not miss this awesome trail!

Need to Know

Park rangers close the gate at 5 or so - make sure to plan you hike to get back to your car before closing the gate

Runner Notes

Some loose gravel higher on teh trail

Description

Starting from the museum parking lot follow the entrance road for a 50 yards and you'll find a trailhead. It's very gentle climb with few moderate switchbacks higher on the slope.

Once at the top you'll be surprised by a beautiful alpine lake completely hidden by the mountain. Water is absolutely clear and freezing cold. You'll have a chance to see some wildlife on the way as well. View down the valley is absolutely stunning!

Flora & Fauna

Marmots, Goats, Bold eagles

Contacts

Shared By:

Sergiy Cherepov

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Gold Cord Lake
Aug 13, 2021 near Fishhook, AK
Gold Cord Lake trail.
Aug 13, 2021 near Fishhook, AK

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