Goat Lake Trail

HARD 15 reviews

Goat Lake Trail is a 14.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waterton, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14 km
ELEVATION GAIN
769 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
25 days ago

Loved this hike. Pretty tough, switch backs we're a killer but the views were incredible.

2 months ago

I would say this was moderate-hard. Definitely got the heart rate up once you hit the climb, after a fairly pleasant 3.5 k of pretty easy going. There are a few gorgeous photo ops on the way and the lake is beautiful once you hit the top! I really enjoyed this hike, even tho it was super smoky on hike day.

2 months ago

Worth every step there's a waterfall near the top off the path id recomend taking the sketchy chance and climbing down me and my dogs did it.... Also depending on the time of year pack water for the dogs lots of the creeks were dried up by sept 1

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike for the first 4.5km, after the turn off it's straight up but worth it with views of the valley and the clear water lake.

hiking
3 months ago

Hard is accurate. the 1st third isn't too bad but when you get to the cliff face portion the trail is narrow and crosses loose rock and soil. Then steep switchbacks to the top and into the lake. Beautiful lake and nice camping sites.

backpacking
3 months ago

A gruelling 2.5 uphill! Was tough with our backcountry packs on, but worth it once you get to the top! Great views when you get up past the tree line, and amazing view up Avion Ridge once you get to the lake. Great little campground as well.

backpacking
3 months ago

From the point on the main trail to where the trail to Goat Lake begins is easy. The trail from there is shale and switch backs and a narrow mountain pass that is tricky with full packs on. There are some areas that have tall grass and plants and the views are beautiful. Probably best as a day hike and not with 15kg of gear on your back in 30 degree heat.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This hike offers a little bit of everything. First half of the hike is flat and easy, meandering through lush forest. The second half is more gruelling, traversing fairly straight up through grassy areas until you arrive at a shale switch back. Be sure to wear good shoes. You'll be treated with gorgeous views, a stunning waterfall, and a beautiful lake at the top.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

This trail wasn't really hard, just long. I loved it! Beautiful as it stays near the lake most of the time. I can't wait to do it again.

6 months ago

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easy hike from the Red Rock Canyon Parking lot. It is across the bridge and shares the same trail as Vimy Ridge and Twin Lakes I believe, you cut off earlier to the north to go to Goat Lake. It is marked easy just pay attention. It then proceeds to do steeper switchbacks. It is a little difficult at this point for the average person. Plan on this being a day hike, but always start earlier in the day if you can. Pretty lake at the top. Hiked in July and there was still ice chunks in the lake. Good fishing too apparently just get a park fishing license.