Goat Marsh

EASY 12 reviews

Goat Marsh is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Toutle, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.

2.4 miles
275 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




54 minutes ago

Wonderful short day hike offering plenty of views of Mt. St. Helens and a plethora of wildflowers. The large old growth Noble firs are spectacular and create a beautifully ominous backdrop to the crystal clear water of Goat Marsh. Don't forget to bring your bugs spray.

nature trips
16 days ago

What an awesome hike. My trip on May 31 was free of snow and the trail was in great shape. Not a lot of climbing... a pleasant forest stroll with some jaw dropping views of the volcano describes it well. Blue Lake Trail is really close by as well!

6 months ago

Couldn’t quite make it to the trailhead with my 7 year old and 9 year old. It was too steep for them from the parking area. Instead we hiked south to the river and along the Kalama snow trail. It was nicely marked and we had a good time.

The mileage for this trail doesn’t include the mile you have to hike to the trailhead.

10 months ago

Fun little hike

11 months ago

Easy hike with the family. Gorgeous views of the mountain.

11 months ago

Very beautiful all family trail

Sunday, April 17, 2016

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.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I love this hike i come here 2 or 3 times a year, And the elk are always there it seems like.....

18 days ago

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015