Goat Mountain Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing and is best used from July until October.

Distance: 8.1 miles Elevation Gain: 4,268 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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As of October 28, 2019, the backcountry of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park is closed. The trails for the Hanes Valley, Crown Mountain, Goat Mountain, Little Goat Mountain, Coliseum Mountain, and Lynn Lake will re-open in the Spring of 2020. Please consult the park's website before visiting: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/lynn-headwaters-regional-park

hiking
6 months ago

Some ice and mud, lots of big roots. A little slippery. Bring poles.

muddy
7 months ago

We hiked from Lynn Canyon along the Baden Powell, up Cascades and then up to Goat Mountain the trail was a little muddy and icey at points but the snow made it so beautiful! Was a little hard on the knees on the way down though. From the top of Grouse it took us 3 hours with a stop at the top for a picnic!

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7 months ago

Great day hike with challenge and rewarding views. Taking the Grouse Grind or the BCMC will add an hour to hour and a half of the hike. 4-5 hour hike depending on stops. Alpine trail to Goat offers and easy trail without much elevation changes. The Ridge trail is more difficult due to the elevation changes along the way. The trail is fairly well marked and moderate up until the ascent to Goat mountain. From there it is a bit of a steep incline and scramble to the top and ropes/chains that are on the trail are useful to use when climbing up. Amazing hike with lots of great views of the surrounding area.

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closed
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I climbed the Grouse that day thru the Skyline trail. I wanted to get to the Crown Mountain but did not have enough time. So, I went to the Goat Mountain. Wow. Super cool view of the Baker and the mountains to the North. Loved it.

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scramble
8 months ago

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

Best trail in the Grouse area. Some rugged areas requiring some scrambling. Not recommended in winter or spring.

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9 months ago

The peak was covered with clouds, so not much of a view. The trail was steep full of roots and loose slippery rocks. Other than that it was a piece of cake.

Hiked this August 5th starting around 9am. There are some muddy spots but overall well maintained. Bugs were a bit annoying at the top but otherwise left us alone. We completed this in 4 hours including time spent at the top for pictures and lunch. Great view and solid effort vs. reward ratio.

hiking
10 months ago

Great Trail and wonderful views. When you get near the top it is pretty straight up and you do need to use the chains and ropes. Well worth doing.

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10 months ago

beautiful hike. gets really steep towards the end. you can just turn around once you reach extreme area. it will be still a great hike

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Easier hike accessed via Grouse gondola. Awesome views with ability to see past Mt Baker on clear days.

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snow
11 months ago

Peaked on 6/8 and there is still quite a bit of snow. Started on Grouse Grind, which was crowded and steep (great warm up/once in a lifetime trail). The Alpine trail to Goat Mountain was muddy and had a lot of snow (gators came in handy). It also rained, but it was still gorgeous. We saw people in running shoes, but they all turned back. It is a bit of a class 3-4 scramble to get to the peak and is difficult, if you are not one who climbs or likes to scramble up rocks. Otherwise, it's a lot of fun. There are a couple of ways to get to the top of Grouse Mtn (I think the All Trails map shows a tram ride up and down). Grouse Grind or BCMC trails will take you up, if you want a long nice hike. GPS is a definite if you're going, as the trail is not easy to see with the snow. We took the tram down, which was nice way to end the day. I logged it at a ~13km (~8 mile) hike. Also, we punched through in a few places...be careful. Would recommend hiking poles, water proof hiking boots and gators until the snow is at a reasonable level. :)

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snow
11 months ago

We hiked over to Goat after having done the BCMC. There was no trail and almost no markers from Dam mountain over to Goat. It was mostly snow so we just made our way the best we could. Great views. We got a little hail on top, but then saw a beautiful eagle doing a fly by. It was a great adventure.

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11 months ago

Great hike. Difficult but not as hard as some have noted. Definitely need to start early and make sure to bring plenty of water as there’s almost no shade on the hike. Tons of overgrown portions of the trail, so I’d recommend pants and long sleeves but not required. False summits are no joke, but views are great throughout. Overall really enjoyable.

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snow
Tue May 28 2019

Hiked this on 5/27 and there was still a ton of snow at the top. Not waist-deep, but we did punch through a few times. Also a couple fallen trees. Would recommend gaiters, spikes, and poles.

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Sun Jan 06 2019

listed as difficult it's not. good views

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Mon Oct 22 2018

missed a turn to ridge trail and ended up doing the goat mountain instead. but I loved it. you can take for CAD 15 the gondola down. A must do option. Can someone edit hike description to mention this there

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Wed Oct 10 2018

Did this today. It’s a moderately hard hike. It took just under 4 hours including stops and going at a moderate pace. Beautiful views. This hike has signage most of the way. You can go around dam mountain and around little goat. Add time if you include these smaller peaks on the way. Chains for the final ascent are helpful it’s closer to 8km from the chalet and back. Not the 6km mentioned. The 13km is if you hike up the grouse grind or bcmc first.

Mon Oct 08 2018

This was a wonderful hike!!

Tue Sep 11 2018

Great hike. Near the summit there are 35-45 degree rocks to climb, kind of sketchy when wet.

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