Snowgrass Flat & Goat Lake Basin


Backpack - Snowgrass Flat, Goat Lake & Hawkeye Point

This route offers nearly everything you could want on an alpine ramble: vast wildflower fields, stunning panoramas that include towering glaciated peaks, high alpine meadows, cold alpine lakes, tons of birds and wildlife, and a good chance at solitude despite the incredible beauty of the route.

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,045 ft

Meet at SR 512 Park & Ride, 10417 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499, 8:30am.  I have not done this hike/backpack before but the Goat Rocks Wilderness has been high on my to do list.  Adding Hawkeye Point after we set up camp.  Check out this trip report from WTA website. 


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
Trip Reports