Iron Goat Trail 1074 Scenic


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.

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer / Fall
  • The trail is closed to motorized vehicles, bicycles and stock
Closest Towns: Skykomish, Washington
Passes: None needed to park at trailhead.
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Skykomish Ranger District office at 360-677-2414.

General Information


Drive US Highway 2 to milepost 58.3. Turn north onto Old Cascade Highway, then take an immediately right turn into the Iron Goat Interpretive Site, maintained by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

General Notes:

The trailhead offers accessible restroom facilities, informational kiosks, and sign in boards.


  • Skykomish Ranger District
  • Green Trails #176


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