Trail #95 Goat Ridge

 

A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks Area.

Trail map for:

Angry Mountain
Bypass
Clear Fork
Clear Lost
Coyote
Goat Ridge
Jordan Creek
Lilly Basin
Nanny Ridge
Packwood Lake
Pipeline Road
Snowgrass
Three Peaks
Upper Lake Creek
Walupt Lake

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

This trail is open to hiker and horse use only.

From the Berry Patch Trailhead, this trail climbs north to the open, alpine Goat Ridge within Goat Rocks Wilderness.  Intersecting with Trail #95A then Jordan Creek Trail #94, it continues along the ridge to end on the Lily Basin Trail #86, above Jordan Basin. This trail offers excellent views.

Goat Ridge Lookout Trail #95A is a loop off Goat Ridge Trail #95. It climbs Goat Ridge to the former site of a fire lookout, then descends north to connect with Trail #95 again.  This 1.1 mile loop offers excellent views.

Alert: Please be advised that the Snowgrass/Goat Lake/Old Snowy area is the most crowded area in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in the summer months. Expect to see a hundred or more people on the trails. The fragile alpine meadows in the area are being heavily impacted by human use. Please help us in preserving the Wilderness character of the Goat Rocks by observing closures listed in the regulations. There are many scenic hikes in the area that are less crowded.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/26/2018: Snow level approximately 3000'. There is a minor washout at Jordan Basin. A Northwest Forest Pass is not required in the off season to park at the Berry Patch Trailhead.
Permit Info: Free Wilderness Permit Required.  Available at the trailhead.
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Berry Patch Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

Berry Patch Trailhead (Fee site)

From Packwood, WA head west US-12 for 2.7 miles then go left on Forest Road 21. Stay on Forest Road 21 for 13 miles then take a slight left towards Forest Road 2150. Follow 2150 for about 3 miles to the trailhead.

Parking area fills up quickly on weekends during summer months.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles

  Elevation : 
4700' - 6550'

 

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