Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


Day Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,280 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 MPH

7:30AM in Everett - Exact location to be provided to registered participants on 30 August.

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.

Please do not wear cotton clothing, and have appropriate footwear, i.e. no tennis shoes, trail runners, or FiveFingers®. A Northwest Forest Pass or National Forest Recreation Day Pass is required to park at the trailhead.


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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