Goat Rocks Wilderness vicinity map. Trails include: Angry Mountain #90, Bluff Lake #65, Bypass #97, Clear Fork #61, Clear Lost #76, Coleman Weedpatch #121, Coyote #79, Glacier Lake #89, Goat Ridge #95, Jordan Creek #94, Lily Basin #86, Nannie Ridge #98, Packwood Lake #78, Pipeline Road #74, Snowgrass #96, Three Peaks #69, Upper Lake Creek #81, Walupt Lake #101. Click here for a larger image file.
Area Status: Open
This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.
This trail provides access to the Goat Rocks Wilderness. Views of Packwood Lake and Mt. Rainier are available from this trail.
Trail #86 begins at the Lily Basic Trailhead on Forest Road 48 and climbs a timbered, rugged ridgeline for 4 miles to the west face of Johnson Peak. From here it proceeds southwest on a relatively easy, open grade to intersect Angry Mountain Trail #90. Turning southeast it continues to Hawkeye Point where the trail becomes rough with steep snowbanks that can last late into the summer. Trail #86 intersects Goat Ridge Trail #95, then turns northeast to skirt Goat Lake and ends on Snowgrass Trail #96. Parts of this trail may have been a Native American travel route, used by mountain goat hunters.
The Lily Basin Horse Trail #86A is a short access trail from the stock user trailhead to Lily Basin.
At a Glance
11/7/2016: Trail was cleared as of September. Recent fall storms may have brought trees down and snow can come at any time. Major wash out at Glacier Creek. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR STOCK! Trail has been cleared between Goat Ridge and Snowgrass Trail #96. The Goat Creek bridge at milepost 1.7 on the Snowgrass Trail #96 is closed to all stock use. Stock users must use the detour and ford the creek crossing.
Wilderness Permit Required. Permits are free and available at trailheads.