Jul 13, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- 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
The lake was fantastic and I'll probably come back soon for an overnight. Water was crystal clear and there were easy spots to enter for anyone looking for an ice cold dip.
We hiked around the west side of the lake through heavy brush as far as we could get. Just as we sat down for lunch clouds appeared from nowhere and with a little thunder we were caught exposed in a quick shower. I got my rain jacket on in time to keep my upper body dry but left my rain pains in the pack. With the shower and the now very wet heavy brush on the return my lower half was soaked. No worries though - the sun was back out shortly and we found a spot to dry out, change socks, etc.
We saw 4 parties (and there could be more) headed up to camp so come early if you plan to do so.
We probably spent about 4 hours actually hiking. This is a pretty easy trail.
Bugs are slightly annoying but not too bad yet.