Goat Lake Trail 1161

Tremendous views, great camping and a near-wilderness experience are yours for a short trip up and over the Norse Peak ridge. Goat Lake Trail provides breathtaking vistas of Mount Rainier, Crystal Mountain Basin and Norse Peak Wilderness area.

Begin at a junction .2 miles along Norse Peak Trail 1191. The high alpine setting along the ridge offers tremendous views of Castle Mountain and Goat Lake Basin below. Follow the new easier-grade trail to help prevent soil erosion on the steep slopes. At mile 1.6 approach Barnard Saddle, where the Goat Lake Trail meets the Pacific Crest Trail 2000.

From the ridgetop, head down The Goat Lake Trail 1161 to a marked trail that descends into the Goat Lake Basin with many dispersed campsites, excellent views of the surrounding mountains and access to other trails into the Norse Peak Wilderness.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer/Fall
  • No motorized vehicles or bicycles allowed.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Use established rings for campfires.
Passes: A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the trailhead.
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Snoqualmie Ranger District, Enumclaw Office at 360-825-6585.

General Information


Drive east on State Highway 410 from Enumclaw 33.1 miles to the Crystal Mt. Road #7190. Turn left onto the Crystal Mt. Road and follow 4.2 miles to Road #7190410. Park on the right side across from Road #7190410 and walk 500 feet up Road #7190410 to the Norse Peak Trailhead on the left.

Follow Norse Peak Trail #1191 for 1.8 miles to the junction with the Goat Lake Trail.

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Day Hiking

Fire Information Use established rings for campfires.
Difficulty Level: Easy

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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
6160 feet - 6290 feet