Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin


Backpack - Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin

One night backpack in the Goat Rocks. Wildflowers are in bloom! Enjoy viewing the surrounding scenery in the full moonlight.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 24.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,900 ft
  • Pace: Moving average pace 1.5-2 mph.

Staying in Walput Lake campground  night of August 8, already reserved. Further details to follow.

Day 0: Car camp at Walput Lake CG lot 21. Cost per person 8 dollars.

Day 1: 8 miles and 2500 feet elevation to camp in Cispus Basin. Start from Walput Lake south of Packwood, and hike 3.5 mi (Nannie Ridge Trail No. 98) to junction with PCT near Sheep Lake.  Heading north 4-5 mi on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), over Cispus pass to the broad flower-strewn bowl of Cispus Basin (6,200 ft) and camps with broad southward views. Or continue further to camp out near Old Snowy.

Side trip to Old Snowy Mountain, elevation 7900 feet in evening or next morning.

Day 2:  Hike back to Walput Lake TH


Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin

  • Green Trails Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S

    Green Trails White Pass No. 303

    Green Trails Packwood No. 302

    USGS Hamilton Buttes

    USGS Walupt Lake

    USGS Packwood Lake

    USGS Old Snowy Mountain
  • See full route/place details.
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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