Goat Mountain Trail

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Goat Mountain Trail is a 13.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver District, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
13.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1529 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

views

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

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13 days ago

1 month ago

was great hiking today!!! easy course and nice view

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect conditions!
Flies are still around but tolerable

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Attempted it today, July 11 - still lots of snow on the trail - which is breaking apart, collapsing, icy in places, you find yourself pegging through to mid-thigh at times. Lots and lots of bugs. We were not having fun - turned around after 3km or so

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked it early July yet there was still a lot of snow once we got above grouse. Had to pay very close attention to keep on trail and there were several sketchy parts due to the snow. Despite all that it was a nice hike worth the effort.

8 months ago

Friday, September 16, 2016

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This is a moderate not an easy summer hike in my estimation. Please note it can be very dangerous and should be avoided when the trail is closed when there is snow on the mountain. There has been 2 deaths related to slips and falls by snowshoers in the past decade.
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Great

hiking
Friday, June 19, 2015

I did not find this trail to difficult...It is in summer shape; dry and lots of green. The trail can be a bit hard to see at some parts once you get over the top of Dam Mountain...Be careful. I noticed a number of offshoots that led no where. Try to avoid following these as all you will do is contribute to the off trail damage.
I hiked to Goat Mountain via Dam Mountain. Dam Mountain itself is awesome enough. I could have easily stopped here and been satisfied.
I did continue over the top of Dam Mountain and on to Goat Mountain. The trail narrowed at times with lot's of over growth. Steep drops along the way as well as nice clear open stops to take a few minutes to enjoy the quite.
On the return I took the easier but more open Alpine Trail. I suggest this on the way down.

This trail is amazing not only for its great views but it's proximity to civilization. You will always be in ear shot of the Grouse Mountain Lumberjack show and the zip lines. However, as close to civilization it appears you are on the very of edge of the deep wilderness.

Enjoy. Be safe. Be prepared. Be out there.

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hiking
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Challenging if you do the Grouse Grind first followed by Dam and then Goat Mtn. Great way to back 3 peaks in one day. Bring water and use easier Alpine trail back to Grouse chalet.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

This is a beautiful hike with varied terrain. I wouldn't say it is for all skill levels, however, as getting to the summit involves scrambling and climbing using existing ropes and chains. Aside from the summit, there are sections of trail with steepish, narrow pathways which could be problematic with slippery conditions. The trail is listed as Moderate with a Difficult section as you near the summit.

This trail begins on an old service road found behind the grizzly bear habitat at the top of Grouse Mountain. It's not well marked at this entrance but head left on this service road and you will soon come to a trailhead where you can sign in (and out!). If you don't want to start at the bottom with the Grouse Grind, you'll need to purchase a gondola ticket.

Contrary to the 3 hour trip length described here, it took us about 5 hours to get up to the summit, have lunch and take pictures and then make the return trip but we do like to take our time. You'll want to stop for many beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys along the way as well.

The 360 degree view from the top is spectacular and worth the climb!