Looking for a great trail in Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Goat Rocks Wilderness ranging from 13.9 to 68.8 miles and from 958 to 8,179 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
off trail
over grown
2 months ago

this description is dangerously inaccurate. there isn't a trail. there's creek crossings. its extremely steep. not good for all skill levels. not marked.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
snow
2 months ago

great day hike in to the lake

Did this twice this year, Once in August and once in September. The view is totally worth the 15 mile hike. Being all about taking photos at sunrise and sunset, I prefer to set up camp above the trees after the pct junction or even up on Old Snowy Summit. I did write some more w photos here https://rossjames.net/blog/imac-backpacking

Was a great trail! A few rises and dips through out. Not too rocky or muddy. Sandy areas. Trail was clear to follow. Only saw two people on our way back to the car. Several open meadows along the way. No bugs. Rained but with water proof gear it was still great!

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty scenic trail, amazing views at the end. Flat throughout except the last mile which was pretty steep. Would also recommend a high clearance vehicle for getting to the trailhead, the last 1/2 mile of the road up was in bad shape but there are areas to pull off and park if you don’t have an SUV.

First 3 miles are pleasant on way in, annoying on way out, but terrain above is amazing.

hiking
blowdown
scramble
4 months ago

Nice day hike in the GR Wilderness with spectacular views at the top. The trail is in great shape and easy to follow. The route is fairly flat for 2 miles ducking in and out of meadows then starts to climb among the scree and talus slopes up to the top of the ridge. Almost all the vertical is in the last mile to the top. I can see why this would be a good hike for kids. Will be back again.

hiking
4 months ago

My 3rd hike this year, and I would rate this a moderate hike. Started from Walupt Lake, Def worth the sweat to see the beautiful view of Mt Adams. We started the hike in the early afternoon and unfortunately didn't have time to go to Sheep Lake. Will do this again, all the way next time!

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Made this a good day hike the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, electing to car camp down below at Chambers Lake. If you plan on overnighting along the trail, I'd recommend starting your hike before 8am or plan on hiking over some weekdays, as there were a crazy number of hikers coming in as I was heading down. Having to pull off the trail almost every 5 minutes was thoroughly annoying, but it was Saturday so what would you expect. The trail was well maintained and very easy to follow, with dry bluebird skies trending to mostly cloudy by the evening. The view from the top was spectacular, with Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens clearly out. As it was late summer, there was very little water above Snowgrass Flats, so fill up through the switchbacks between miles 3-4 or bring extra for the top.

hiking
4 months ago

6.9 miles 1310’ easy trail at the beginning. Last mile is quite steep. This tracking includes driving to the trail head from Yakima. GPS from trail head show 6.9-7.3 miles round trip.

backpacking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

My Day one: blew through everything until about mile 24 where things get crazy on that back loop, the trail hugs along the pct which allows for great distance to be traveled quickly, but the trail gets rough and forces you to use your gps after it diverts from the pct, The pct portion is beautiful and is the most necessary, and in my opinion the only necessary part of this hike, The back loop is a pos trail that has only Been traveled by 1 horse and 2 hikers this season because it’s a boring af wet Forrest hike with nothing entertaining besides trying to find the trail if your into that sort of thing, cool! 30 miles Day 2 finishing the back loop like seriously f this loop. Soooo slow you can’t really open up the speed because of the s trail conditions, like f this back loop you get a decent view (5/10) at the end. looped back around Camped on the first part of the loop because of the water 16 miles Day 3 went back to my car because I have job and I can’t hike 24/7 like some y’all lucky mfs. So I did. And BOY did I see some s, like it was f GEOrgeouis* no clouds makes all the difference, Lady hikers what up holla at a boy!

backpacking
5 months ago

This was a beautiful hike !!!! We actually didn’t make it to the packwood loop , but spent 5 days hiking the other two loops with a night at Chambers lake for some fishing. First day we left Walupt lake and hike counter clockwise up to sheep lake. This was a good little warm up day and a great camp site on the east side of the lake. just off the main trail around the lake you head back maybe 200 feet off the main trail that circles the lake. Day two we went over cyspus pass where you can get a look at the headwaters of the Klickitat river system. This was a good little climb and a good second day to get legs going. From the top of the pass your drop down and skirt a big bowl that forms the beginningof the Cyspus River. Lots of good water here and great views. We ended up at alpine camp for night two. After a quick snack and setting up camp we scrambled up Old Snowy Mnt. which I highly recommend!!!!! What a view from the top!!!!! Day three we headed down the north jct that takes you to the goat ridge loop and went clockwise around and down to snow grass trailhead. From there we hiked the road to Chambers lake to spend a night and do some fishing. We found a camp spot on the opposite side of the lake from where the roads comes in. We were the only ones there and the fishing was good. Day four we headed back up the road to berry patch trailhead where we hiked up the the pass just before goat lake. This little meadow was a beautiful spot with nice grass to sleep on and a good water source. We hiked that evening after dinner to goat lake to check it out. We soaked our feet in the cold lake and watched some goats perform some incredible leaps from rock to rock. We headed back to our base camp happy to finally have seen some goats. Also the wildflowers leading up to the lake were amazing !!!!!! Day five was a long day but a good way to wind down the end of the trip. We left our camp and headed past goat lake and this time used to southern alt trail back up to the PCT and all the way back to sheep lake where we had spent our first night. We were lucky enough to get our little “secret” camp again and spend one more night in the woods before heading down Nanny Ridge In the morning to the car. It was a great hike with plenty of good wAter sources and amazing wildflowers in some sections. Old Snowy Mnt was a treat also because the few day after we climbed it turned out the be cloudy at the top and the views would have been non existent, not to mention it would be easy to loose your way if the clouds move in heavy while you were up there. Awesome hike highly recommend it

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

This route was extremely off-trail and very dangerous. The non-trail segments were not well marked and required difficult exposed scrambles. The trail was very beautiful but the description to the route was very vague and we lost the route multiple times, in addition the first leg has no available water until you hit the glacier. Overall, I would not recommend this trail for anyone who is not an experienced alpinist.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! Back packed in and made camp. It was raining the first day so we decided to hike to the top the next day. The views were amazing! Would recommend over and over!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Surprised how flat it was minus the last mile. Great day hike. I’ve never seen so many ladybugs my life though at the top.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing flowers. World class views. Best hike I have ever been on.

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