Iron Goat Trail

EASY 106 reviews

Iron Goat Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Skykomish: Drive 6 miles east on U.S. Hwy. 2 to milepost 55. Turn north onto the Old Cascade Hwy. #67. Proceed to the junction with Road #6710. Turn onto this road and proceed 1.4 miles to the Martin Creek Trailhead parking lot.

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked the lower and upper grade today for the first time, it was really nice. Be aware the upper grade was at least 1/3rd flooded out due to all of the rainfall (especially along the snowsheds), so bring some waterproof boots or wellies. Great pics and the dog loved it otherwise.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Completed another solo hike today! I stopped by the Iron goat interpretive site for a few minutes, then arrived at the Martin creek trailhead to the Iron goat trail. The first 2.75 miles is flat and easy, but with lots of historical scenery.

I went on further to Windy point where I immediately gained elevation and added 3 miles to the total. I wanted to continue on to Wellington, which is the exact location of a massive avalanche that claimed over 100 lives in 1910, but that would have added another 6 miles round trip, and I was running out of time.

That just gives me an excuse to return next year!

hiking
1 month ago

Spectacular fall foliage! Not a person in site for most of the day. The dogs loved the leaves and water falls. We loved the amazing photo opps!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike

2 months ago

Pretty area with history along the way.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Good for kids.

4 months ago

Really liked the lower section of the trail from Martin creek trailhead to the interpretative center.
The upper section was pretty brushy with not much to see.

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Super easy, great for kids. Mostly flat with the exception of one part that is really steep switchbacks, those were a thigh burner. Beautiful views up top. Cool historical things to read and view.

4 months ago

I would rate this as a easy to moderate trail. Definitely some parts that would be challenging for a smaller kid. Be prepared for walking through over grown paths for several miles - like walking through jungle. Bugs and flies were heavy and a bit annoying. Very cool historical spot along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago