Trail #217 Goat Mountain

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This trail is open to hikers, horses and bicycles.

This 8.6 mile long trail begins on Road 2612 near Ryan Lake and immediately climbs steeply for the first 2 miles (1500 foot elevation gain) to the long ridge of Goat Mountain and then heads west along its southern flank offering views of Mount St. Helens and Mt. Margaret Backcountry.

The trail follows the ridge then descends to Deadmans Lake, near the junction with Tumwater Trail #218 at mile 5.  It climbs again to the junction with Vanson Peak Trail #217A at mile 7. Just beyond this junction is the junction for Vanson Lake Trail #217B, a short spur (0.25 mile) south into the Vanson Lake basin, and the junction with Vanson Ridge Trail #213A which runs south to tie in with the Green River Trail #213

Goat Mountain Trail #217 continues and ends on Weyerhaeuser Road 2600.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/15/2018: Open, conditions unknown. Accessible from Forest Road 99 to Forest Road 26. Forest Road 26 brushy.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to motorized use
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

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  Area/Length : 
8.6 miles

  Elevation : 
3400' - 5100'


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