Goat Lake is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orofino, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and backpacking and is accessible from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I cannot seem to find the trail to Goat Lake from the Iron Creek Trailhead on this website, but that is the path we took. It was significantly challenging for our group, but this was a bucket list hike for me to complete. With Lyme disease wrecking my joints, we hurried to complete this in August. There was still some snow at the top, and the lake was beautiful and turquoise and Goat Falls was also amazing. I hope I can do this hike again.