Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


Day Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

A moderate, 10 mile hike with 1400 ft in elevation gain. Hike uphill along Elliott Creek through old growth forest, past cascades and McIntosh falls to reach a large alpine lake with views of Cadet Peak.

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

7:30 AM at Mariner Park and Ride - South Everett

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.  A good part of the elevation gain is just before the lake.  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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