Jun 26, 2010
- Type of Outing
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Goat Lake
- Region: North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
- Agency: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
- Trails: Goat Lake (#647)
- Avg Rating: 4.07
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
after passing a couple steams/ water falls, you'll reach a pretty good size hill. Just take your time and you'll make it, theres more to come. After the first major hill there is nice place to sit and rest, while soaking up some sun and taking a few pictures of the beautiful waterfall.
After have that little rest, your on your way for a mile of mostly up hill, about a 35% to 40% grade hill, with some flat spots to rest. Just keep in mind, a semi out of shape person can do this with some quick rest. I am 230lbs and hiking with 61lbs on m back.
By the time we got to the campsite it was pretty much full. So if you want to get a good spot, get to the trail head early. But it worked out for use pretty good.
It was around 70F and a few bugs, but hey, if you can tell me a place to go camping outside with no bugs, then I say your crazy. The reward at the end was a great experience. Lots of photo moments. Tried to get to the other side of the lake but was a little to full for us, and it was getting late, had to eat.
On the way down we took the upper trail. There was a couple waterfalls that were refreshing. After 3 of those to cross. there is nothing really to see, just down hill from there. When I go again I will take the lower trail both ways.