Goat Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Lewis County, Washington. It is within Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Goat Rocks Wilderness Area. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 4,657 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,778 feet.
Goat Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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 well worth the effort it takes to reach the summit. Below to the east is Goat Lake, which is usually frozen through August. Beyond the lake, Old Snowy Mountain anchors the north end of the main crest of Goat Rocks. To the southeast is the snowy summit of Mount Adams. In the distance to the southwest is the blown-out crater of Mount St. Helens. To the northwest Mount Rainier dominates the view, and far in the distance to the northeast is the jagged Stewart Range. 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."
--Fred Barstad, Hiking Washington's Goat Rocks Country (Falcon Guides).
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