Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


Day Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

This is a moderate hike to a beautiful lake in the Monte Cristo mining district.

  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,280 ft

Meet 9:30 am at the trail head.  This is just off the Mountain Loop highway, a mile from the Sauk River.+

This can be a beautiful spring to early summer hike, assuming that enough of the snow has melted.  The route partially follows the remains of a road, abandoned a hundred years ago, to the site of a long vanished hotel.


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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