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Goat Creek

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410
46.9169, -121.2337 Map & Directions
Length
9.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
3400 feet
Highest Point
6473 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
See breathtaking mountain views on the Goat Creek trail. Photo by Lisa Black.
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

The Goat Creek trail ascends at a moderate pace from the Bumping River valley up to American Ridge and Goat Peak. The trail can be accessed via the Cougar Flat Campground. Continue reading

Rating
4.00 out of 5

Hiking Goat Creek

Once the site of a U.S. Forest Service lookout, Goat Peak’s 6,473-foot summit showcases such impressive gems as the Goat Rocks, Bumping Lake, Mount Rainier, Fife’s Peak, and the Stuart Range.

The Goat Creek trail ascends at a moderate pace from the Bumping River valley up to American Ridge and Goat Peak. This approach to the ridge and peak offers much more solitude than the more popular trails from the north.  Goat Peak offers expansive views into the William O. Douglas Wilderness and beyond.

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Goat Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9169, -121.2337 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Naches travel west on Highway 12 for 4.4 miles. Continue straight onto Highway 410 for 27.5 miles. Turn left onto Bumping River Road/Forest Road 1800 and travel 5.9 miles to trailhead which is on right side of road, near Cougar Flat Campground.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

Goat Creek (#959)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271

Green Trails Old Scab Mountain No. 272

Buy the Green Trails Bumping Lake No. 271 map

Buy the Green Old Scab Mtn No. 272 map

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