Goat Island Mountain


Alpine Scramble - Goat Island Mountain

10/10 beauty score

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,600 ft

Meeting Time/Place: 7:45 AM

We will meet at the restrooms 0.1 miles inside the White River entrance to MRNP. Google Maps location here. There are no restrooms at the trailhead.

Route: We will make a counterclockwise loop, ascending via the ENE ridge and descending via the SW ridge, similar to what is shown on these two gpx tracks: http://www.peakbagger.com/climber/ascent.aspx?aid=894451


And described in some of the Mountaineer's trip reports here (log-in and click on Trip Reports): https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/routes-places/summerland-area-review/goat-island-mountain-mount-rainier

 As usual with all scrambles, plan for a full day. Actual mileage and elevation gain will not be what is shown in the Mountaineer's stock description online since that is for a different route variation than what I have just described.

 Participant resources include 100 Peaks at MRNP by Eisenberg and Yore available here: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-climbing-committee/100-peaks-at-mount-rainier-info/guide-to-100-peaks-at-mount-rainier

 Here is a Caltopo Map of the area we will be scrmabling. You can load gpx files, add points, measure distance, and create your own maps for free with  Caltopo.

Sunrise: 7:37 AM - Sunset: 6:10 PM

Pace: At minimum, participants should be comfortable ascending 1000 vertical feet per hour and hiking at 2 mph on a relatively flat/downhill trail.


Goat Island Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Trekking Poles (ice axe if you don't have poles)
Trip Reports