Gold Rush: Parker's Trail

The BEST episodes of Gold Rush: Parker's Trail

Every episode of Gold Rush: Parker's Trail ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Gold Rush: Parker's Trail!

Despite striking it rich mining in his home state of Alaska, "Gold Rush" star Parker Schnabel isn't satisfied. He's always wondered if he could follow in the footsteps of his forebears and take on the legendary Klondike Gold Rush trail. Wonder no more. In honor of his family -- especially his beloved grandfather, who always inspired him to push beyond his limits -- Parker attempts to mimic a journey that killed thousands of brave souls in the late 19th century. As winter closes in, he begins the trek across the Coastal Range and works his way to the fabled goldfields of the Klondike. He's joined by his foreman, Rick Ness; wilderness guide Karla Ann, who once worked with Parker as a rock truck driver; and cameramen James Levelle, who has known Parker for years.

Last Updated: 8/6/2022Network: Discovery
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The Secret Sluice
star
8.22
87 votes

#1 - The Secret Sluice

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/24/2022

Parker and team venture off-grid to track down a legendary miner known as The Gambler on the gold-rich west coast of New Zealand. Parker's blown away by what he finds in the sluice.

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Floating Gold
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8.19
85 votes

#2 - Floating Gold

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/1/2022

Parker sizes up a high-tech gold-catching machine capable of floating on water. A sudden storm threatens to trap the team on a New Zealand glacier.

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Parker's $5-Million Bet
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8.10
89 votes

#3 - Parker's $5-Million Bet

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/17/2022

Parker begins booting up his new gold mining operation in Alaska. When he can't find a wash plant in the snow-covered north, he gambles on a last minute trip to New Zealand -- home to big gold and top-notch miners.

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Path to Gold
star
8.03
136 votes

#4 - Path to Gold

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/17/2019

In his final days, Parker's quest to find the motherlode in Papua New Guinea sends him deep into the jungle where he joins locals in a sacrifice to appease the spirits. And one final cleanup and gold weigh determines if he strikes it big.

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Parker Vs. Backhoe
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7.99
136 votes

#5 - Parker Vs. Backhoe

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/10/2019

Rugged terrain pushes Parker's heavy machinery skills to their limit, forcing him to attempt one dangerous maneuver after another in his quest to open a legendary lost gold mine.

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Mercury Rising
star
7.95
138 votes

#6 - Mercury Rising

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/19/2019

Parker and his team are at Edie Creek in Papua New Guinea. They discover their new friends, members of the Kukukuku tribe, are using mercury to extract their gold. Parker builds a device to contain the poisonous gases.

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Future Ground
star
7.92
121 votes

#7 - Future Ground

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/1/2020

Parker travels deep into Australia's "Super Pit" gold mine, stakes a new claim and makes a big decision that could change his mining career.

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Hunt for Hidden Gold
star
7.88
135 votes

#8 - Hunt for Hidden Gold

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/3/2019

Driven to find a lost gold mine, Parkers joins forces with the grandson of a legendary gold miner in search of a hidden El Dorado lost since World War II.

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Uncharted Territory
star
7.88
83 votes

#9 - Uncharted Territory

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/24/2019

Parker reveals new details and insight about his epic gold mining expedition in Papua New Guinea, including a near-death moment. Never-before-seen footage exposes the highs and lows of the trail and one team member makes a surprising revelation.

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The Monster Mine
star
7.88
139 votes

#10 - The Monster Mine

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/26/2019

Parker navigates the volatile and lawless town surrounding Porgera, one of the world's largest and most profitable gold mines, as he and the team try to gain access to the huge gold pit.

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Aussie Gold Strike
star
7.87
95 votes

#11 - Aussie Gold Strike

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/8/2020

As Parker's team takes stock of the gold they've found on their epic eight week expedition across Australia, Parker must decide on his own plans for a future, and how the right ground in the Outback might extend his mining season year-round.

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Gold Mining Paradise
star
7.87
69 votes

#12 - Gold Mining Paradise

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/15/2022

Parker investigates a bucket dredge that's banked over $700 million and discovers his version of paradise: a gold-rich claim with every type of plant needed to strike it rich.

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Parker's Prospect
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7.83
82 votes

#13 - Parker's Prospect

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/8/2022

Parker jumps at an unexpected offer for a new claim and prospects Matt Dove's virgin ground in New Zealand's gold-rich Southern Alps.

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Racing the Freeze
star
7.81
180 votes

#14 - Racing the Freeze

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/7/2017

Parker and his crew are only 50 miles into the daunting 600 mile trek on the Klondike Trail. It's a race against time as the water is quickly freezing, but with food sources running low they are forced to pause and go hunting or face starvation.

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The Honey Pot
star
7.80
95 votes

#15 - The Honey Pot

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/10/2020

Hunting for a huge payday in Tyler's hometown of Sandstone, the team encounters a dangerous new method for extracting gold and Parker must decide if the risk is worth the reward.

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Gut Check
star
7.79
62 votes

#16 - Gut Check

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/22/2022

Parker pivots to test a shaker deck, but his inability to pull the trigger leads him to question the viability of his new Alaska operation.

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Legendary Prospects
star
7.77
150 votes

#17 - Legendary Prospects

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/5/2019

Parker flies in a restored Avenger warplane on his journey to retrace his Grandpa John's experience during WWII and the team assembles with a new recruit to replace Rick Ness on the expedition.

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Hard Rock Risks
star
7.77
121 votes

#18 - Hard Rock Risks

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/24/2020

Tyler leads Parker to a promising hard rock mine where they detonate high explosives to gauge if the rewards of underground mining justify the risks.

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Lethal Landslide
star
7.76
143 votes

#19 - Lethal Landslide

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/12/2019

A sudden landslide rips Parker from his feet while working on a local hard rock mining operation, washing him down a steep mountain and putting the mission in jeopardy.

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Welcome Stranger
star
7.75
155 votes

#20 - Welcome Stranger

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/13/2020

Tempted by the largest nuggets he's ever seen, Parker ventures deep into an underground mine. Tyler tracks down a trommel for the team and a local miner lets the team test a claim that yields more gold per yard than Parker's ever seen in the Yukon.

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The Jungle Strikes Back
star
7.75
132 votes

#21 - The Jungle Strikes Back

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/27/2018

Parker, Rick, Karla, and Sam have crossed Guyana and set up their own gold mine in Marudi, the heart of a modern-day gold rush. But their dreams of jungle gold are derailed by a local land dispute that threatens to turn violent.

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Hypothermia
star
7.71
14 votes

#22 - Hypothermia

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/14/2017

With 375 miles to go, their journey takes an unexpected turn when Parker falls into freezing water and jeopardizes the entire expedition.

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Dangerous Depths
star
7.70
134 votes

#23 - Dangerous Depths

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/5/2019

An encounter with a group of machete-wielding locals tests the team's preparedness for the region's dangerous conditions after a grueling jungle trek leads Parker and his team to a network of abandoned WWII tunnels.

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Tyler's Trial
star
7.70
155 votes

#24 - Tyler's Trial

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2020

In the legendary Palmer goldfields, Parker and his team encounter a lucrative family-run mining operation and discover dirt far richer than anything they've seen in the Yukon. But convincing the family to lease him virgin ground will come at a price.

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Gold Wars: The Jungle Awakens
star
7.69
133 votes

#25 - Gold Wars: The Jungle Awakens

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/13/2018

In the jungles of Guyana, Parker and crew are chased by deadly caiman and bitten by carnivorous piranha. Then their attempt to drag their boat up a waterfall results in a disaster that could end not just the expedition but the life of one of the crew.

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