Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


Day Hike - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

This is a hike to a scenic lake below Cadet Peak . We have upper or lower trail options to explore on this beautiful route .

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,161 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

We will meet at the trail head , 8:00 am . You need a Northwest Pass or Senior Pass for the trail head . State and Mountaineers Code of Conduct restrictions apply to this hike. From Granite Falls , follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass and the end of pavement . Continue for 3.5 miles , turning right onto Forest Road 4080 . Follow FR 4080 for .8 mile to the road end and trail head .


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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