Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

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Day Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

Moderate day hike to Goat Lake. One of the best on Mountain Loop!

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

Trail head 9AM

 

Take the Mountain Loop Highway east from Granite Falls. Pass by the Verlot Ranger Station, where you can buy a Northwest Forest Pass if you need one. Continue to the end of the pavement (about 31 miles from Granite Falls), and then go another 3.5 miles. Turn right at the road signed "Elliot and Goat Lakes." This is FR-4080, but the road number is not clearly marked. The parking lot is at the end of the good gravel road.

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Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


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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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