Goat Marsh is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Toutle, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.
I love this trail. I'd recommend bringing snowshoes during April and May as there is 1-2 feet of snow throughout the trail. There are trail markers. They are blue diamonds 8 feet up on the trees. but they are not consistent. To go to the trailhead to have to walk about 1/4 mile and stay right. but the trailhead to the trailhead is impassable by snow right now unless you have a 4x4 truck with snow tires. the trailhead is well marked.
at the end of the trail, there are many downed trees. they can be crossed if you're committed but you're not missing out if you don't. there is a significant beaver dam part way through. you'll know it when you see it.
great trail. beware of goat poop.
I love this hike i come here 2 or 3 times a year, And the elk are always there it seems like.....