Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


Day Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

Goat Lake is spectacular back country lake which drains over magnificent McIntosh Falls. The trail should be snow free.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,280 ft

Northwest parking area of Mariner Park and Ride (south Everett); south of Skippers and west of Motel 6.  Meeting time is at 7:30am.  We will further consolidate carpools here.

The hike to Goat Lake begins along Elliott Creek that meanders in old growth forest.  We will start on the upper trail and return along the lower trail.  The pace for this hike will be 2MPH.


Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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