Iron Goat Trail-Stevens Pass-West
Jun 15, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
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- Hike: Iron Goat Trail-Stevens Pass-West
- Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
- Avg Rating: 3.00
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
I saw a sign up the trail that stated there was an avalance making one of the lower trails which I believe was Martin Creek impassable due to avalance so I went straight up to Windy View Point. This is a 700 foot climb in 1 1/2 miles. It has a spectacular view of Steven Pass Area on west side as well as great views of the west entrance to the 7.8 mile train tunnel that goes under Stevens Pass. If your lucky you might see a train entering or exiting the tunnel.
This was a strenuous hike but well worth it. When you get to the top don't forget to check out Windy Tunnel at both the east and west entrances. East end is just past the Windy View Point. Just hike the concrete wall to the end and around the corner is the east entrance. West entrance is down by the wooden signs when you were just reaching the top of the hill. Turn left and hike the trail around the corner to see the west end. This trail can be up to 5 1/2 miles round trip if you choose to hike to the end which is Wellington just off the Old Cascade Highway below Stevens Pass Ski Area. Checkout my videos of this hike on my youtube channel at lmm3181 or checkout some of the 180 other hikes I have done in Washington State or click on these direct links for this hike.
As always get out and see this beautiful state and enjoy your hiking!