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hiking
24 days ago

Easy and close in. Nice views of Tieton River and big basalt cliffs. Fun swinging bridge.

Great climb/hike. Go in the fall. Less traffic (rock fall in gully from other partys) . Easy climb. Great view of Rimrick Lake and Divide Ridge..

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful day to go. Tamaracks were golden. Mountain goats were out. Along with both mountains.

Easy short hike to a great view. The road to trailhead is very wash boardy but gets you up high before you start to hike.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this trail many years ago with my youngest sister. I don't even recall the year, but I do remember it was in the month of October as there was fresh snow.

I rated the hike with 5 stars because it is a pleasant, moderate hike and the view from the top is incredible!

I have basically taken pics of old pictures to show how it was like in October, though I have done this on a very clear sunny day on my own. Let me tell you that not only do get a great view of the Goat rocks, you can also see Mt. Adams and Mount Rainier quite well in the distance!

trail running
3 months ago

Hands down the best views of the Goatrocks for the effort! Bring a vehicle with clearance though, the last two miles get rough.

Super flat and easy for 80% with most of the elevation gain happening right at the end. The loose volcanic rock on the ascent is a frustrating, but it passes quickly. Enjoy the view but bring a jacket for the top!

Getting to the top was the difficult part but, the views and stillness of the forest make up for the struggle to get away from every day life. You pass a quiet and peaceful pond at your first scenery. Next is a clearing with meadows and flowers. Next time we go, we're going to hike the whole trail. We went 4-5 miles in and back. Getting back was so much easier!

Super easy hike. Pet friendly. Not too hard on the knees. Cave was small and not too scary. Didn't see any bats. Views to cave are amazing! Signs with history and a great plus!

Trail description says NO DOGS, but this trail is technically outside of of the park boundary and according to WTA.org, dogs on leash are allowed. I suggested an edit, but there was no place for comments to explain the edit.

This is not moderate in my book. Lots of loose, sliding shale. Trail is definitely NOT moderately trafficked. You are on your own, unless rattlesnakes count. This is for dedicated backwoods hikers who like a little more challenging terrain. Discover pass required.

Great trail. Long way to get to the lake.

This was an AWESOME experience!
Hike isn't too bad my 3 year old twins love it. Make sure you wear comfortable sturdy shoes that you don't mine getting wet, if you want to see the water fall.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike with a few steep parts, such as the climb out of the caves. The Kiddos will get a kick out of the caves

I've taken this drive 4 times now. I love wildlife, and this is a perfect opportunity for that. I've camp up there too.
If you take it from white pass it's like 8 miles to the top, if you take it from Nile (chinook pass hw) it's double the distance, id recommend drive up from white pass hw and come down the longer way towards Nile, be careful with crazy drivers taking the downhill corners to fast... I've seen elk up there, coyotes, squires, chipmunks, pikas!!!! :) grouse, jays etc and once u up there I'd recommend adventure yourself into rd 190 all the way to the end is timberwolf mt, amazing views, and also mt goats can be seen up there, if you didn't have any luck try rd 199, I've seen them there too.

hiking
5 months ago

Full moon hike up goat peak to American Ridge. Trail was easy to follow with scenic views the whole way. No blow downs.

hiking
5 months ago

I hike this every year atleast twice. It's a great, short trail for people with kids or people that aren't avid hikers and need to start slowly to get in hiking shape. :) I'd definitely recommend going mid week in the a.m. to beat the crowds and the heat. There is a nice day use picnic area and a place for you to dip your toes in the river after the hike if you desire. If you do bring your kiddos, PLEASE read the interpretive signs along the way that caution about cleaning your shoes upon entering and leaving the cave, not shouting in the cave or pointing your flashlight up, and staying on trail. This area has been shut down before because people didn't observe these basic rules and trail etiquette.

Trail is in good shape with short sections of rock, sand and blown down trees. Amazing lake and worth the effort. Starts out on sandridge trail which is a good climb. Trail levels out and is easier after the first 2.5 miles. Awesome day!

I did this several years ago. The trail was in extremely poor condition and very hard to follow due to the excessive deadfall. Then near the top I see all kinds of people young and old coming down and they turn left at the section 3 Lake trail jxn. The trail from section 3 Lake is much nicer even in its worst condition infinitely better than the Conrad Meadows trail Plus it's half the distance with 3000 feet less vertical. For the same views would recommend the section 3 Lake trailhead. If you want a 14 mile route with 4,000 ft vertical that will challenge your route finding ability through a maze of dead fall and poorly marked trail then go for it

I did this yesterday with my daughter who is getting ready for cross country. It's a nice trail for hiking or for trim running which we did The trail was in great condition with only one dead fall and that could easily be stepped over. Essentially all the snow is off the trail but there still plenty of running water for dogs along the trail. Still had plenty of wildflowers in the Meadows but I'm assuming they Will be gone quickly. The road is a little bumpy the last 2 miles but much better since they filled it in with rock much better than the deep ruts it used to be. First half-mile is a little uphill and then somewhat flat and rolling for the next 2 miles then the last mile is a steep 800 foot ascent over some scree and rock. Bugs were not a problem especially while moving. Great views from the summit as always

Bring Bug Spray in the early spring and a beer for the top to enjoy the view at the top of the cliff overlooking Dog Lake.

It is bit of a boring slog to get to the butte, and on the way back the last 3 miles seems to stretch much further than you recall.

A couple things to note: Stay left at the first Y in the trail, and the trail for the Butte after that is on your left and marked with a sign for the lake. We missed the turnoff and ended up ascending a nice scramble to intersect the trail.

As a trail runner, watch for horses. It would be easy to spook them and we saw plenty of them.

Overall, a nice training hike with a beautiful vista for you to enjoy a cold, well earned Varietal Beer!

~ Yakimaniak

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