Goat Wall Loop

Winthrop, Washington 98862

Goat Wall Loop

Goat Wall Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Goat Wall is a huge granite outcropping that looms high above the western end of the Methow Valley. The views from the top of his escarpment are outstanding. Below you are pasturelands and residences bordering the Methow River; above are the jagged peaks that surround Washington Pass. Fit cyclists with a taste for vistas will appreciate this demanding 28-mile road ride.

The first seven miles switchback up 2,560 feet. The ascent is evenly divided between easy and moderately difficult climbing, with about one-half mile of steep hills This climb is followed by a 1.5-mile descent into Black Pine Basin. Then the road rolls up and down through the basin for close to three miles and climbs again for two miles. You descend from this point to meet Lost River Road. The last eight miles are an easy paved road ride back to you vehicle. Most of the roads are gravel and in good condition. The four miles that descend from the mountain are on a weathered dirt road that drops off like a high dive."

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Trail Information

Winthrop
Nearby City
28
Distance
3,260 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Late spring through fall.
Season
2,240 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,000 feet
Top Elevation
Methow Valley Ranger District, 509-997-2131
Local Contacts
Winthrop Ranger District map. USGS 7.5: Rendezvous Mountain, Mazama, and McLeod Mountain.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018