Iron Goat Trail

Skykomish, Washington

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This interpretive hiking trail in the Stevens Pass historic district climbs a constant 2.2 percent grade. Kiosks guide you through a trail decorated with wildflowers and forests of ferns, alders, and evergreens. The route offers you views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and mountain peaks, rivers and streams, remnants of the railroad, and the 7.8-mile Cascade Tunnel. Mileage markers reflect the original railroad signs, indicating mileage to St. Paul, Minnesota. The trail is named for the logo on the Great Northern trains. Surface: Gravel with concrete binder. Location: King County, near Stevens Pass.
Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon

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by Mia Barbera (The Globe Pequot Press)

This interpretive hiking trail in the Stevens Pass historic district climbs a constant 2.2 percent grade. Kiosks guide you through a trail decorated with wildflowers and forests of ferns, alders, and evergreens.

The route offers you views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and mountain peaks, rivers and streams, remnants of the railroad, and the 7.8-mile Cascade Tunnel. Mileage markers reflect the original railroad signs, indicating mileage to St. Paul, Minnesota. The trail is named for the logo on the Great Northern trains. Surface: Gravel with concrete binder. Location: King County, near Stevens Pass.

©  Mia Barbera/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Rail-Trails
Nearby City: Skykomish
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Open year-round
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: U. S. Forest Service
Driving Directions: Directions to Iron Goat Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/2/2004
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10/10/2003
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If you try for the out-and-back, this is a really solid, entertaining half-day hike. In the rain, it gets eerie.



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