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Goat Mountain Trail #673

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Lots of smooth elevation gain is more than rewarded with outstanding views of Mt Baker, Shuksan, Sefrit and much more.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

62%

Runnable

6,593' 2,010 m

High

2,535' 773 m

Low

4,129' 1,259 m

Up

89' 27 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (9°)

54%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Commonly Backpacked · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts out in deep forest and then switchbacks up at a moderate incline for around 2.5 miles before breaking out into the heather and huckleberry meadows above treeline. The trail continues up and to the right. Eventually, a series of open benches on a broad ridge take you past a few prime campsites before ending at a steep grassy slope. Here, the trail diminishes to a "goat path" that leads up and left through the grassy slopes to the final steep headwall of the basin.

The headwall tops out on the summit ridge with fresh views north to Mt. Larrabee and American and Canadian Border Peaks. Follow the trail to the right along and just below the ridge, rounding a few knobs before eventually ending on the West Peak Knob. The true West Peak lies a short distance to the North across a rocky chasm. This trail offers some of the best views and scenery available off of Hwy 542.

Shared By:

Karl W with improvements by Mark Hicks

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Nearing the top
Oct 9, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
The route to Goat Mountain can be snow covered into July.
Jul 12, 2020 near Peacefu…, WA
Open benches at around 3 miles or so. Mt Shuksan on right, Mt. Sefrit on left.
Oct 9, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
Summit ridge on right and hiker's summit in center.
Oct 9, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
Halfway up summit ridge, looking back.
Oct 9, 2018 near Peacefu…, WA
Mount Baker framed by clouds
Jul 12, 2020 near Peacefu…, WA

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