Iron Goat Trail


Day Hike - Iron Goat Trail

Iron Goat Trail wildflower interpretive hike, coordinated with Volunteers for Outdoor Washington for wildflowers and history.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Skykomish Ranger Station (east of the town of Skykomish) on Highway 2 (near milepost 50) to drive to the Trailhead.


Iron Goat Trail Interpretive Hike (E) (Forest Service Map) 4-6 mi., min gain. We will be starting from the Wellington Trailhead and expect to see lots of beautiful wildflowers in bloom including Indian Paintbrush, Columbia Lily, Penstemons, Asters, Monkeyflowers, non-green Heaths and Orchids, and many others. We'll also see remnants of the old railroad, tunnels, snow sheds, and will visit the site of the 1910 Wellington avalanche.  We'll have lunch on the trail and expect to be back at the trailhead by 4:00 p.m. 

Bring lunch, rain gear and sun protection.

Registration opens July 8th, 2014.

Leaders Jim & Diane Vanden Brook, 425-844-1539.



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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