Day Hike - Iron Goat Trail


Day Hike - Iron Goat Trail

This will be part one of a two part hike. (See Iron Goat hike on 07/14/2018)We will be hiking from the Martin Creek trailhead to Windy Point. We will be hiking along the trail that was one of the worst railroad disasters in the nations history and also the most tragic snow avalanche. We will stop to read interpretive signs, visit view points, look at artifacts and take pictures. This will be a slow paced hike. Nobody will be left behind.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Monroe Park and Ride 7:45 AM. Northwest Forest Pass required at the trailhead.


We will start at the Martin Creek trailhead and hike to Windy Point. This part of the trail will be going through the forest, with a view to Deception Creek Valley, and multiple tunnels to check out. There will be views of Surprise Creek Valley and views to Stevens Pass from Windy Point. The Iron Goat Trail is full of history. Here is a link to more information about the history of the trail.

A complete guide book on the Iron Goat trail is available for a free download at

There have been bear sightings in the area. I have checked with the Skykomish Ranger Station, they have not been aggressive. This link has more information on hiking in bear country.


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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