Trail in Hatcher Pass Management Area-East
Access: Archangel Road
Travel Means: Foot, bike
Distance: 9 mile round trip
Elevation gain: 1,600 feet
A popular hiking trail located in the heart of Hatcher Pass. Access the trail during the summer from the Reed Lakes trailhead located on Archangel Road . Winter access is restricted with access located at the parking lot on the Palmer Fishhook Road leading up to Hatcher Pass. This trail follows Reed Creek and passes turquoise lakes, waterfalls and the abandoned Snowbird Mine ending at Upper Reed Lake. The first 1.5 miles are easy and follow an old road to an abandoned cabin. The rest of the trail is challenging and includes a car-sized boulder field marked by cairns.