Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country Guide Book

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Washingtonand39;s Goat Rocks Country  by Fred Barstad

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762730919

Lace up your boots and sample fifty of the best trails in the Goat Rocks region of Washington's Southern Cascades, from the semidesert of the Tieton River Canyon to the crest of Old Snowy Mountain, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. Scramble past rocks and boulders as you trek to Glacier Lake; hike through meadows of yellow buttercups before you ascend Bear Creek Mountain; or enjoy a spectacular waterfall as you enter Camp Creek Canyon. Veteran hiker Fred Barstad introduces you to the sights and sounds of this unique region as he leads you on short nature walks and challenging mountain climbs.

© 2005 Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 47.
... Preview: Climb this challenging trail from Conrad Meadows to the spectacular viewpoint at the top of Bear Creek Mountain. Early in the season Bear Creek Mountain Lookout Trail usually has some snowfields to cr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Yakima, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.6
... Preview: Follow the beautiful, subalpine Pinegrass Ridge from the highest trailhead included in this book to the boulder-strewn summit of Bear Creek Mountain. This route offers some of the best views to be see ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Stroll through old-growth forest, passing two spectacular waterfalls, to the rim of the Lewis River Canyon. The wide, well-maintained path begins through a mixed forest of western hemlock, alder, and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Cougar, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Hike from the Blue Lake Buttes trailhead across flower-covered ridges to Blue Lake Ridge Trail. Then descend along that trail to the shores of beautiful Blue Lake. Most of this route is open to motorb ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Randle, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Hike a short but demanding trail through pristine woods and a rugged canyon to a large lake nestled in a forested basin. Blue Lake Hikers Trail was built in the early 1990s to allow hikers to reach Bl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Randle, WA - Backpacking,Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Hike to Bluff Lake and climb the strenuous trail up Coal Creek Mountain to the site of a long-abandoned lookout and tremendous views. The view from here is far better than any along the trail so far. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Packwood, WA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 15.2
... Preview: Hike the ridgeline between the Cispus and Lewis River drainages, passing rugged peaks and flower-covered slopes. The view is great from the pass; close by to the south is Craggy Peak and to the east i ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Cougar, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 24.2
... Preview: A short hike to a beautiful waterfall. This trail is open to hikers only. From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Hike this lightly used trail through old-growth forest to Tieton Pass and a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on the very crest of the Cascade Range. Some route-finding skills are required t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18.8
... Preview: Start out downhill from U.S. Highway 12.Then cross the Clear Fork Cowlitz River, work your way through old-growth forest to Skeeter Shelter, and climb to small but pretty Lost Hat Lake. Above the lake ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: This hike by itself doesn’t have a tremendous amount to offer the hiker in the way of views. But if after reaching the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) you hike 1.5 miles east, the views and flowers are spec ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Climb to the semi-open slopes high above Blue Lake, then traverse the alpine country to a junction with the Boundary Trail just south of Craggy Peak. For a short distance the route passes through a fo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Cougar, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: A short, barrier-free walk to two very interesting and unique waterfalls. This is a great hike for small but restrained children. The falls drops behind a natural arch, across the river from the viewp ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Cougar, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
... Preview: Trek up the heavily timbered canyon to one of the lower-elevation lakes in Goat Rocks Wilderness. Because of its relatively low elevation, this makes a good early season (June) hike. A thick forest of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Packwood, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Captivating views line most of the route as you hike toward the apex of Goat Ridge, at Hawkeye Point. Mountain goats will likely be in view from the 7,431-foot-high summit. The 360-degree panorama is ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Packwood, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: Hike to the craggy summit of Hamilton Peak and take in the all-direction view. From the summit the ice-covered volcanoes of the Cascades rise above the lower timbered mountains in all directions. To ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Hike the mostly downhill route through the forest, from high on a ridgeline nearly to the bottom of Yellow Jacket Creek Canyon, watching for flowers and deer all the way. Leaving the trailhead the t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Descend through a prime example of healthy second-growth Douglas fir timber to the banks of the rushing Cispus River. Be aware that swimming in or diving into the Cispus River could be dangerous. Lea ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
... Preview: Descend on this challenging, lightly used trail from the crest of Goat Ridge to the depths of Johnson Creek Canyon, using your route-finding skills much of the way. The vague, narrow, and somewhat o ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.9
... Preview: Hike to the open, windswept 5,611-foot summit of Juniper Peak and take in the 360-degree view of the Cascade Range, including Mounts Adams, Hood, St. Helens, and Rainier. On the summit a 360-degree pa ... From the guidebook "Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country"
Morton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7