Lily Basin Trail to Hawkeye Point

Packwood, Washington

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Hike from the extravagantly flowered meadows of Snowgrass Flats past usually frozen Goat Lake to the alpine summit of Hawkeye Point. Then rest and take in the 360-degree panorama. There is a tremendous view in all directions from the summit. In the distance to the southwest are the blown-out remains of the once-symmetrical Mount St. Helens. To the southeast is the snowy summit of Mount Adams. Below to the east is Goat Lake, which is usually frozen through August. Beyond the lake is Old Snowy Mountain at the north end of the main crest of Goat Rocks. Far in the distance to the northeast is the jagged Stewart Range. The huge, glacier-clad slopes of Mount Rainier dominate the view to the northwest. At one time a lookout stood on the summit, but all that remains now are its anchors. Mountain goats are common here and are often seen on the ridge north of Goat Lake. Cell-phone service is excellent on the summit. Check for current camping restrictions before camping anywhere around Snowgrass Flats. Mosquitoes can be bad all along this route at times; they are usually not a problem at the top of Hawkeye Point, however.
Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country

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Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike from the extravagantly flowered meadows of Snowgrass Flats past usually frozen Goat Lake to the alpine summit of Hawkeye Point. Then rest and take in the 360-degree panorama. There is a tremendous view in all directions from the summit. In the distance to the southwest are the blown-out remains of the once-symmetrical Mount St. Helens. To the southeast is the snowy summit of Mount Adams. Below to the east is Goat Lake, which is usually frozen through August. Beyond the lake is Old Snowy Mountain at the north end of the main crest of Goat Rocks. Far in the distance to the northeast is the jagged Stewart Range. The huge, glacier-clad slopes of Mount Rainier dominate the view to the northwest. At one time a lookout stood on the summit, but all that remains now are its anchors.

Mountain goats are common here and are often seen on the ridge north of Goat Lake. Cell-phone service is excellent on the summit. Check for current camping restrictions before camping anywhere around Snowgrass Flats. Mosquitoes can be bad all along this route at times; they are usually not a problem at the top of Hawkeye Point, however.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 17.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Mid-July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 6,000 feet
Top Elevation: 7,450 feet
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Goat Rocks Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Walupt Lake, Old Snowy Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Lily Basin Trail to Hawkeye Point

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Apr 2018