The BEST Seasons of Gold Rush

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2021

Network: Discovery

Teams of miners face various obstacles and overcome several challenges as they dig for gold in the lesser-known regions across Canada and the United States.

#1 - Season 12

First Aired: Sep 25, 2021

star 10.00
1 votes
Season 9

#2 - Season 9

First Aired: Oct 13, 2018

star 8.64
11 votes
Season 11

#3 - Season 11

First Aired: Oct 25, 2020

star 8.60
10 votes
Season 10

#4 - Season 10

First Aired: Oct 12, 2019

star 8.55
11 votes
Season 8

#5 - Season 8

First Aired: Oct 14, 2017

star 8.42
19 votes
Season 5

#6 - Season 5

First Aired: Oct 18, 2014

After a million-dollar rookie season, Parker Schnabel re-invests every penny in hopes of doubling his take this season. Todd Hoffman is at square one after hitting rock bottom in the jungle; he's lost his land, his money and his crew. Meanwhile Tony Beets plans to resurrect a floating dredge that hasn't been used in 30 years. Will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?

star 8.23
31 votes
Season 3

#7 - Season 3

First Aired: Dec 15, 2012

It took two years, but the competing gold mining crews have made it to the big leagues. After battling equipment breakdowns, infighting, and Mother Nature, one of the mining teams finally hits paydirt…but which one? With new equipment, new crews, and new land to explore, the teams set out strike gold and walk away millionaires.

star 8.18
34 votes
Season 7

#8 - Season 7

First Aired: Oct 15, 2016

This season the miners will take on even greater risks in hopes of finding more gold than ever before. It’s a sad start for Parker after losing his grandfather and mentor and Parker’s leadership will be tested. Meanwhile, Todd Hoffman takes the biggest gamble of his life, moving his entire operation to Oregon.

star 8.15
20 votes
Season 6

#9 - Season 6

First Aired: Oct 17, 2015

As a new mining season begins the crews push to find the most gold yet. This season it’s all hands on deck as dredging for gold becomes a family affair. Todd Hoffman will have three generations of men working on the claim. Parker Schnabel finds out that one season of gold mining has nothing to do with the next. While Tony Beets has to get a 75 year old machine to actually produce gold.

star 7.86
28 votes
Season 2

#10 - Season 2

First Aired: Feb 18, 2012

With a good old fashioned case of gold fever, the Gold Rush miners are back with a vengeance as they mine their way out of financially hard times. In this season, the Hoffmans and their crew will battle mother nature, and each other, while they head up north. Unforeseen circumstances threaten to jeopardize their dream of striking it rich in this rugged and frozen terrain.

star 7.84
31 votes
Season 4

#11 - Season 4

First Aired: Oct 26, 2013

On the promise of better gold, the Hoffman crew moves their operation to the jungles of Guyana, battling searing heat, deadly creatures and tropical diseases. Parker Schnabel leaves his family behind to mine in the legendary Klondike. Meanwhile, the Dakota Boys look to move on from the glory hole, taking extreme measures to tackle a remote, uncharted mountain claim in Alaska.

star 7.67
30 votes
Season 1

#12 - Season 1

First Aired: Dec 4, 2010

Watch as Todd, his father Jack and four other unemployed greenhorns leave their homes in search for a better life. While leasing a gold claim in Alaska, Todd and company must ward off bears, build homes for their families, and keep the operation running as they take fate into their own hands with a make or break venture that will change their lives forever.

star 7.61
33 votes