Goats Rocks Circuit Backpacking

Packwood, Washington

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Nestled along the Cascade divide south of Mount Rainier, the Goat Rocks are the spectacularly eroded remains of an ancient volcano. Nature’s sculpting by ice and water has left behind a beautiful region of jagged peaks, glaciers, and mountain meadows. The area was named for the mountain goats that live among these crags, but the wilderness is also home to a healthy population of elk, black bear, and all the other wildlife common to the Cascade Range.
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Backpacking Washington

by Douglas Lorain (Wilderness Press)

Nestled along the Cascade divide south of Mount Rainier, the Goat Rocks are the spectacularly eroded remains of an ancient volcano. Nature’s sculpting by ice and water has left behind a beautiful region of jagged peaks, glaciers, and mountain meadows.

The area was named for the mountain goats that live among these crags, but the wilderness is also home to a healthy population of elk, black bear, and all the other wildlife common to the Cascade Range.

©  Douglas Lorain/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 34
Elevation Gain: 5,800 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3-5 days
Season: Usually open July to October; best mid-July to mid-August
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Local Maps: USFS - Goat Rocks Wilderness; Green Trails - Packwood (#302), White Pass (#303) & Walupt Lake (#335)
Driving Directions: Directions to Goats Rocks Circuit (Backpacking)

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