Iron Goat Trail


Day Hike - Iron Goat Interpretive Center to Wellington

This is a mostly easy hike along what was once the bed of the Great Northern Railroad. We go to the site of Wellington, and then back.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Meet 10:00 am at the Iron Goat interpretive site, which the red caboose is.  This is just off US 2, west of Stevens Pass

Hike to the site of an avalanche .  It hit a stalled train, and killed almost a hundred people.  This was about a century ago.


Iron Goat Trail

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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