Trail #95 Goat Ridge

 

A map depicting trails in the Goat Rocks Area.

Trail map for Goat Rocks Wilderness area.

 


Area Status: Open

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: 10/5/2021: Trail was cleared in early-mid summer however current conditions are unknown.
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.


Activities

Day Hiking

Backpacking

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles

  Elevation : 
4700' - 6550'