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Backpack - Glacier Lake (Goat Rocks)

Backpack in 2.5 miles, mostly along babbling Glacier Creek and through a rain forest to pristine Glacier Lake, where we camp Saturday night within the beautiful Goat Rocks Wilderness.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,435 ft

Meet at 9 AM Saturday at the Butter Butte Coffee Company, 105 East Main Street, in Packwood, or at 9:30 AM at the junction of Forest Road 21 and Forest Road 2110.

We will caravan eight miles from the Packwood meeting place to the start of the hiking route at the junction of Forest Road 21 and Forest Road 2110.  The first half mile of the backpack in will be on Road 2110, which has been closed to cars by a washout.  Then we enter the original trailhead, which drops down to Glacier Creek, which it then follows through a rain forest to Glacier Lake, entering the Goat Rocks Wilderness enroute.  We will camp Saturday night by the lake in a couple of nice campsites.  This is an opportunity to see a part of the Goat Rocks Wilderness that has not been recently visited by the Mountaineers.


Glacier Lake (Goat Rocks)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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