Enjoy beautiful views of surrounding mountains, learn the history of the Wellington train disaster from interpretive signs and rest on comfortable trailside benches. Follow the abandoned Great Northern Railway with gentle grades and various hiking options at each trailhead to accommodate people of all abilities.
Drive US Highway 2 to milepost 55 between the town of Skykomish and Stevens Pass. Turn north onto Old Cascade Highway (FS Road #67). Drive approximately 2.3 mi. to the junction with FS Road #6710. Turn onto #6710 and continue for 1.4 miles to the parking lot.
The trailhead offers accessible restroom facilities, informational kiosks, and sign in boards.
The lower grade of the Iron Goat Trail loop is an easy walk, barrier-free and suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Interpretive signs along the trail will weave your trip with historical stories of the Great Northern Railway switchbacks which the trail now follows. One popular destination along the lower grade is the Twin Tunnels, a 2.4-mile round trip doubling back to the Martin Creek Trailhead. Or, use one of the three crossover trails to connect to the upper grade for a loop hike back to Martin Creek Trailhead.