Goat Peak Lookout Trail #509

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail alternates between timber and open meadow as it ascends the north ridge of the peak. The last half-mile to the lookout is along an open ridge with good views of the rugged North Cascades peaks. There is no water on this trail. This is a steep but short trail to obtain the best views of the Methow Valley. At one time there were fire lookout towers on many of the peaks in this area. In recent years, aerial reconnaissance has slowly replaced these lonely outposts. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices
Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Mid-July
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Closest Towns: Mazama, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Yes, at trailhead
Passes: No pass required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District  (509) 996-4000 24 West Chewuch Road Winthrop, WA 98862 

General Information


From Winthrop drive west on State Route 20 and turn right just before the Weeman Bridge onto Okanogan County Road 1163. Drive 3.4 miles turning right onto Forest Service Road 52. Drive 2.2 miles and turn left on Forest Service Road 5225. Drive 3.3 miles and turn right on Forest ServiceRoad 5225-200. Drive 2.5 miles to the trailhead.

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Toilets vault toilet at trailhead only
Parking limited parking