Goat Mountain Trail #673

  

The south-facing Goat Mountain Trail is one of the first in the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway area to melt, making it a good early summer hike with beautiful flowering meadows. Start by switch-backing steadily up through the forest, catching peek-a-boo looks at the views. At approximately two miles the trail enters the Mt. Baker Wilderness. The maintained trail ends at approximately 5,400' on the shoulder of Goat Mountain. On a clear day, take in panoramic views of icy Price Lake at the base of Price Glacier on Mt. Shuksan. A steep scramble, recommended for experienced hikers only, one mile up to 1,500 feet of elevation leads to the top of Goat Mountain and even more far-reaching views.

At a Glance

Open Season: Summer - Fall
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer - Fall
Restrictions: Open to hikers and llamas year round. Open to stock August 1-October 31. No campfires. Wilderness regulations apply, including a maximum party size of 12.
Closest Towns: Glacier, Washington
Water: No potable water.
Restroom: Vault toilet at trailhead. Pack out human waste using blue bags or another system.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Goat Mountain Trailhead.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Mt. Baker Ranger District office or Glacier Public Service Center

General Information

Directions:

Goat Mountain Trailhead: From Glacier, travel east on The Mt. Baker Highway SR 542 12.5 miles from the Glacier Public Service Center. Turn left on Hannegan Pass Road #32. Follow Road #32 for 2.1 miles to the trailhead. There are two parking areas, one on the left (north) side of the road just before the trailhead, and one near the vault toilet on the right (south) side of the road just after the trailhead.


General Notes:

Black bears frequent the area. Food and scented items need to be stored in a secure manner.

Maps:
• Green Trails: Mt. Shusksan #14
• USGS: Mt. Larrabee
• USFS: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness.
 


Parking:

The parking area is located on the left side of the road. Parking for 20 vehicles with room for stock trailers.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  3.2 miles one-way.
  Latitude : 
48.898007905081506
  Longitude : 
-121.64589822292328
  Elevation : 
2,500 feet at trailhead.